It’s Time For Some Data Center Spring Cleaning
Posted by RJ Tee on April 01, 2016
- data center management
The sun is out, the sky is blue and baseball season is right around the corner. That’s right, folks, springtime is here. It’s the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and give your data center a fresh overhaul.
In doing so, it’s vital to take a hard look at your facility to see if your equipment is up to par. Look for ways of improving network performance or energy efficiency now, before the hot weather rolls in and puts your setup—and budget—to the real test.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- What devices are you no longer using that are still consuming power in your data center?
- How can you streamline workflows within your data center—by consolidating servers, for instance—to increase your power usage efficiency?
Chances are likely that you’re cringing at the thought of having to do this, especially when considering the multitude of other pressing responsibilities you have to worry about this week. Who, you ask, actually has enough time to devote to this process? After all, it’s no small task. Before you can rip and replace any equipment, you need to first check to see how important the hardware is to your facility. The last thing you want to do is make any costly replacements based on assumptions.
The truth is that relatively few people do have time for this process. Keeping up with system maintenance is more than a full time job.
Fortunately, there’s a solution. Using Server Technology’s advanced data center power monitoring software, you can gain quick and easy access to real time and historical power-related data from each rack. With the help of Server Technology’s solutions, you will longer have to spend hours or days testing equipment manually before you take action to improve your facility.
In fact, with the help of Server Technology you’ll never have to worry about undergoing this time-consuming process again. Data center efficiency maintenance can become a regular part of your routine that you can view right over your mobile device.