Keeping data centers up and running is always a priority, and that often involves complex processes so administrators can keep an eye on a data center’s power and cooling infrastructure. In recent history, the growth of data centers has truly been exponential, but that has also called for updated ways of monitoring the involved systems. Thanks to the automation of many of these processes, there isn’t some dire need for huge numbers of human resources to operate everything, but it still means thinking about how we protect our data centers in new, creative ways. These four trends in data center monitoring indicate what the future may look like and create a whole new world of accessibility.
1. Mobile Device Integration
Use of mobile devices allows for data center monitoring on the move. Even if you’re out and about, you can still receive real time notifications of what may be occurring at your data center, allowing you to address changes before any downtime comes into play. This gives administrators the ability to move between locations without having to disconnect from the daily operations at each, which means more fluid communication and quicker response times.
2. Heading to the Cloud
With cloud computing, IT services like predictive analytics or machine learning can be taken advantage of. These services can be used to create more robust data center monitoring procedures and tie in nicely with mobile device integration, allowing users to access in-depth analytic information on the fly to see what issues may be on the horizon.
3. Machine Learning
Machine learning is being adopted on a wide scale and that includes data centers leveraging the technology. With machine learning in view, we’re able to take a holistic look at the available data points regarding power, performance, and temperature. This data can then be used by artificial intelligence to predict any outages before they even happen, allowing administrators to act fast and solve problems before they get out of hand.
4. Embedded Sensors
Embedding sensors into data center equipment has become more viable than ever. This is because the price for that equipment has significantly dropped, while the quality has risen astronomically, making the technology more accessible than ever. Built-in sensors are what allows any remote monitoring or notification-based systems to function so they’re a valuable addition to any data center.
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