Data center functionality isn’t just about efficiency, but it ultimately comes down to a company’s bottom line as it could well impact whether or not they succeed to the degree they want to. More and more data center designs are focusing on minimizing the possibility of human errors and increasing functionality so that operational efficiency is at an all-time high. With that in mind, there’s very little room for making mistakes in the design itself. That’s why we have come up with three data center design mistakes to avoid making.
1. Don’t Avoid Necessities Because of Price
Some businesses may avoid purchasing the proper software or hardware in an attempt to save costs. While it’s always good to show some amount of scrutiny when shopping for data center essentials, some things are just essential. A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) can be used to assign, schedule, and track maintenance tasks within your facility. Another useful piece of software is a Document Management System (DMS) which can be used to store, organize, and retrieve important documents. In either case, if these are systems that can improve your workflow enough to be cost-efficient in the long term, it’s worth the initial investment.
2. Coordinate Between Operations Teams and Development Teams
Operation teams are much more familiar with the day-to-day of how your data center will function so including them in the design phase can lead to higher operating efficiencies down the road. If excluded, this could lead to extensive modifications down the road, which can end up slowing efficiency down.
3. Treat Procedures and Processes Properly
Any kind of work that goes on in data centers ought to have a written procedure component that goes along with it and implementation of new processes should only occur after seeking an expert opinion and making sure proper documentation is in place. Remember that any of these procedures are reflexive of current technology trends and changes, which means that there should be systems in place to help ease into these changes. Planning for the future can save you a lot of time and money in the span of just a few years.
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