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The State of the Datacenter in 2013

Published on 11 October 13
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Data centers today take up large parts of business building space, yet aren't cooled, cleaned or efficiently operable as they should be. For the uninitiated, data center care, by all means, can seem intimidating if you don't have any prior engineering experience. Weâve tackled the major quandaries that IT datacenters face heading into 2014 and beyond.

Environment


Not only does the outer environment matter to ecologists, the inner environments that data centers support also becomes a major factor in keeping data centers running smoothly. IT managers need to have an extremely pragmatic approach in keep data centers cooled off, actual servers running efficiently without wasting millions of dollars annually on wasted energy costs and keep a safe working environment as well.


To curtail heavy costs, underutilized systems are continuously used instead of replacing outdated or inefficient equipment; workloads need to be eradicated from older machines to make way for deployment by more energy conscious rack servers. This issue can eventually shut down a company that cannot adhere to environmental concerns especially in our current lackadaisical economy.


Security Threats


Data centers are used to store highly sensitive IT information and equipment, such as servers and storage arrays, and are prone to security threats like any other environment. These facilities can also be used as backup locations for critical data of a company. If a disaster strikes at the headquarters of a firm, the data that was lost can be recovered. Constructing an in-house data center can be complex and expensive. Many companies are unable to redirect or generate resources sufficient for building or retrofitting their own data center.


Colocation


An upsurge in colocation centers worldwide means that IT departments are increasing their options for the future of data centers. Monitoring datacenters is highly important to obtain business intelligence in order to respond to customer requirements appropriately and to understand customer behavior.


Do data center colocation issues today reside in the equipment themselves, or do the actual rooms warehousing the servers play a role in this issue? We delve even deeper into the data side of the datacenter facility.


The State of Data


Whether your business is a contact center or a small office, IT has become an integral part of the day-to-day operation of a business, regardless of its size or stature. From telephone and fax to email and Skype, the technological advances that have come our way even in the past decade are nothing short of phenomenal. The good news is that we are now living in an age where IT is becoming cheaper and more accessible, as our need for fast and interactive communication systems grows year after year.


Enterprise architecture solutions such as those for larger scale CAD-based operations, demand cooled server farms, thereby delineating today's class of servers as 'chintzy'.


Data Center Disaster Recovery


When developing a good data center disaster recovery plan, many companies forget the most important element of business operations â their data. This is a primary reason that every organization should consider IT recovery as part of their disaster recovery plan. Many of todayâs businesses donât even have a disaster recovery plan, which could cause major issue and even close the business down, or at least destroy the veracity of their data center.


Are you the proud CEO, owner, or manager of an IT data center? Whether your vocation is one seasoned through experience or still up and coming, there is no doubt you want to succeed with as little trouble as can be expected in the working world. In order to accomplish these hopes and dreams, three maxims are generally considered of the utmost importance: cooling, security and storage brevity.






















The State of the Datacenter in 2013 - Image 1

Data centers today take up large parts of business building space, yet aren't cooled, cleaned or efficiently operable as they should be. For the uninitiated, data center care, by all means, can seem intimidating if you don't have any prior engineering experience. Weâve tackled the major quandaries that IT datacenters face heading into 2014 and beyond.

Environment




Not only does the outer environment matter to ecologists, the inner environments that data centers support also becomes a major factor in keeping data centers running smoothly. IT managers need to have an extremely pragmatic approach in keep data centers cooled off, actual servers running efficiently without wasting millions of dollars annually on wasted energy costs and keep a safe working environment as well.

To curtail heavy costs, underutilized systems are continuously used instead of replacing outdated or inefficient equipment; workloads need to be eradicated from older machines to make way for deployment by more energy conscious rack servers. This issue can eventually shut down a company that cannot adhere to environmental concerns especially in our current lackadaisical economy.

Security Threats




Data centers are used to store highly sensitive IT information and equipment, such as servers and storage arrays, and are prone to security threats like any other environment. These facilities can also be used as backup locations for critical data of a company. If a disaster strikes at the headquarters of a firm, the data that was lost can be recovered. Constructing an in-house data center can be complex and expensive. Many companies are unable to redirect or generate resources sufficient for building or retrofitting their own data center.




Colocation





An upsurge in colocation centers worldwide means that IT departments are increasing their options for the future of data centers. Monitoring datacenters is highly important to obtain business intelligence in order to respond to customer requirements appropriately and to understand customer behavior.

Do data center colocation issues today reside in the equipment themselves, or do the actual rooms warehousing the servers play a role in this issue? We delve even deeper into the data side of the datacenter facility.

The State of Data





Whether your business is a contact center or a small office, IT has become an integral part of the day-to-day operation of a business, regardless of its size or stature. From telephone and fax to email and Skype, the technological advances that have come our way even in the past decade are nothing short of phenomenal. The good news is that we are now living in an age where IT is becoming cheaper and more accessible, as our need for fast and interactive communication systems grows year after year.

Enterprise architecture solutions such as those for larger scale CAD-based operations, demand cooled server farms, thereby delineating today's class of servers as 'chintzy'.

Data Center Disaster Recovery




When developing a good data center disaster recovery plan, many companies forget the most important element of business operations â their data. This is a primary reason that every organization should consider IT recovery as part of their disaster recovery plan. Many of todayâs businesses donât even have a disaster recovery plan, which could cause major issue and even close the business down, or at least destroy the veracity of their data center.

Are you the proud CEO, owner, or manager of an IT data center? Whether your vocation is one seasoned through experience or still up and coming, there is no doubt you want to succeed with as little trouble as can be expected in the working world. In order to accomplish these hopes and dreams, three maxims are generally considered of the utmost importance: cooling, security and storage brevity.

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