From small customer service problems, to major outages, anything a data center does has become very visible to any existing and potential customers. There is an appetite for information, and an army of bloggers, journalists and activists willing to search for and share data.
For data center operators this makes it really important to clearly understand how their facilities are performing, and any potential threats to uptime. Any interruption to their service becomes known almost immediately and can cost them significant revenue, dissatisfied customers, damaged reputation and lost business and damage hard earned reputations.
The key for operators of data centers and their stakeholders is clarity. Being really clear about what is happening and why, how to get the most out of what they have, and respond if there are any problems.
We’ve put together this insight paper to help you with your data center management strategies.
Read the data center management insights paper, The Importance of Clarity, to learn about:
- The age of transparency and how it affects data centers
- The DCIM response to the need for clarity
- The benefits of battery clarity
The age of transparency and how it affects data centers
Data centers have been left with nowhere to hide in the ‘age of transparency’ in which businesses now operate. Privacy is almost extinct with the ability of people to source, investigate and share information quickly and easily.
This insights paper explains why it is so important for data center managers to clearly understand how their facilities are performing, and any potential threats to uptime.
The DCIM response to the need for clarity
A category of tools called DCIM (data center infrastructure management) systems has emerged and evolved to help monitor and manage this performance. Demand for DCIMs continues to grow as data centers look at maximising the utilisation of their assets while ensuring performance and uptime.
Learn how data center management can be improved with DCIM systems.
The benefits of battery clarity
UPS battery power backups seem a small element in the complexity of data center operations management, but in the event of a power outage they assume critical importance. That makes clarity about the state of these batteries relevant.