Data centers are often thought of as the “brain of a company” since many different people, pieces of equipment, and systems need to work together to disseminate large amounts of data to ultimately help run a business. However, ensuring that your data center operates smoothly requires data center professionals with specific expertise and skills.
Data center disasters come in all shapes and sizes. Unexpected weather issues, temperature spikes and cooling failures, power outages, and equipment problems are all potential issues that keep data center managers awake at night.
Want to rest assured that you’re mitigating the risks of unplanned downtime, avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars lost per outage, and preserve your data center’s health? Learn how simple it can be to plan smarter and reduce the impact of different disasters on your data center with Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software.
The ever-increasing costs of managing and maintaining in-house data centers, combined with the rise of cloud technologies, are turning colocation operators into an attractive option for many organizations. Colocation (colo) operators provide organizations with data center facilities to house and operate their servers. Colos typically offer physical locations as well as power, cooling, network, and security services for their customers’ servers.
The US Government's erratic construction and expenditure on data centers may finally be coming to a standstill. In 2016, the government implemented a freeze on any new data center construction. This means that government agencies will no longer be able to build or expand data centers unless they can prove that it is absolutely necessary. The key player in this lock down is The Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI).
As enterprise technologies evolve, the necessity for a sound data structure has become more apparent. Data usage is growing at an exponential rate while hardware improvements keep pace. Below we present a few facts speaking to this growth of DCIM in an age of big data.
Cloud initiatives are some of the most important projects for IT departments worldwide, with revenue expected to grow to more than 209 billion in 2016. International Data Group estimates the majority of cloud computing’s disruption to be focused on improving service while generating new revenue streams. The below infographic outlines this continued growth since 2010.
There are currently dozens of established DCIM vendors on the market. Some offer a complete DCIM suite, while others are considered niche players who offer a specific set of capabilities.