Avoid Embarrassing Power Mishaps In Your Data Center

RJ Tee
May 13, 2015

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Stop and think about all of the critical processes that run through your data center. From enterprise communications like VoIP and email to the Wi-Fi that powers your business’s network, your data center is responsible for facilitating a great deal of important critical tasks.

There’s one thing that all of these central processes rely on, and that’s electricity. When a power distribution unit (PDU) overloads or a server fails due to a power shortage, employees across your enterprise won’t know why it happened. They will just experience sudden downtime, as well as frustration, and will demand to know when the solution will be back up and running again. Subsequent IT support tickets will follow, and your IT department will be labeled the bad guys and will be forced to take responsibility.

That’s because as a data center manager, it’s your job to monitor your facility and ensure that your system is running at an optimal level. While a power outage may not always cost your business millions of dollars in downtime, it’s enough to have upper management asking questions about how reliable your facility is.

Therefore, the best thing that you can do is to invest in power distribution and monitoring system that can keep close tabs on how your network is operating. With this type of solution, you can spot problems before they occur and work to mitigate power-related problems from causing frustration in your enterprise.

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