Every Data Center Needs Real-time Reporting
November 14, 2017
- Environmental Monitoring
Over the last few years, something has been happening in the business world: Communications have been speeding up at an aggressive pace.
Now, we are living a real-time world where processes that used to take hours or days can now happen almost instantaneously.
This is true across all levels of the enterprise, ranging from marketing to sales to design. And it’s happening in the data center, too. In fact, the data center is now leading the drive for real-time communications.
In the past, for instance, data center administrators were at a major disadvantage while trying to drive power-related efficiencies. Most data center reporting was done manually, in spreadsheets. It took a long time to request and generate reports, and it was hard to share these reports with team members. What’s more, these reports were often riddled with errors.
Human error, it should be noted, is one of the causes of data center downtime.
Now, the data center power monitoring process can be fully-automated with the help of intelligent, IP connected power distribution units (PDUs). By providing real-time power monitoring at the rack level, data center administrators can gain instant access to power usage metrics and then use the information to make improvements that can boost uptime and reduce operating costs.