When trying to assess your data center and reorganize, you may be struggling to bridge the gap between legacy systems and the demands of modern businesses. For some, it may get to the point where it seems easier to start from scratch than it does to start reorganizing. This typically isn’t warranted and will end up costing you much more than it otherwise would. Instead, follow these steps to begin reorganizing your data center in ways that you need.
You’ll need to start with the most basic fixes first. For example, you may want to arrange your racks in a hot aisle / cold aisle configuration. Not only will this increase your efficiency but it could also free up capacity. Likewise, analyzing and modifying cooling is another simple step to take in improving your efficiency. You will also want to take a look at how your cabling and pathways are set up. Take structured cabling as an example; with the help of the right professionals, you could have your cabling be much more efficient and clean.
No matter what, at some point, systems because outdated. When working through the optimization process, consider which system would have the biggest benefit from being upgraded. Many technologies out there, like UPSes and even air conditioners, have eco-modes that are more efficient. While these may have big costs upfront, those costs will be inevitable either way and could end up saving you money and time in the long run.
Automating Your Data Center
A smart data center is an efficient data center, and that means automation and control. Consider that data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software can have parameters put in place so that notifications are pushed to your data center management in the case of any small issues. This prevents downtime and stops small issues from becoming big problems. Automation and control tools can help improve your reliability and make your systems all that more useful to you.
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