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Managing Data Centre Power and Data Connectivity

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Good network documentation practices improve uptime and increase the speed at which you can deploy equipment. Plus, if there is an issue, you can quickly trace cables via your documentation to determine the root cause rather than having to manually trace cables. Without proper documentation, you risk mismanagement of resources, ineffective use of capacity, inability to move or install equipment, unsafe operating environments, and increased capital expenditures for new cabling and hardware.

“If people are concerned with how things are connecting throughout the data center, I can show the connectivity of the paths for these devices,” said Wysocki, Data Center Manager, KPMG “.

Data and Power Connections

“If people are concerned with how things are connecting throughout the data center, I can show the connectivity of the paths for these devices,” said Wysocki, Data Center Manager, KPMG “.

If somebody is in the facility or someone is visiting from one of our other sites assisting us, this gives them a better visual of the connectivity they might need to troubleshoot instead of looking at just a cabinet with a bunch of cables going through it. This gives a much better visual of understanding the path they’re going to be looking for to troubleshoot.”

“I can make sure I have redundant power,” continued Wysocki. “Sunbird DCIM software shows me I have connectivity to each rack PDU and the rack PDUs are going to an A and a B on the floor PDU’s, so I know I have that full layer of power redundancy. Visualization is a great tool if you are in a meeting and you want to outlay how things are going to connect so everyone understands where they are going within the data center. That’s been another huge help for us going forward.”

Cable Trays

In another example, Wysocki detailed, “I have modeled out all the infrastructure for our Colo provider, but I don’t have insight to what their equipment is reading as far as the floor PDUs all the way back to the UPS. I did model out their infrastructure so if I bring up a power supply from a server, this will show me the full connectivity path. Power supply 1 on this server is going to outlet 17 on this rack PDU and the PDU inlet is going to this whip under the floor and then just following that path to these breakers on panel cord B and then once I am in that panel breaker back to this floor PDU back to the UPS. If I do have an issue I am concerned with, I can go back to our Colo provider and give them a little bit more detail to assist them troubleshooting any issues we’ve had. These are all tools that—having to treat this site more lights out right now—has really benefited us a lot of time.”

For more information and to schedule a one-on-one demo of the Tri-Paragon Sunbird DCIM Data Centre Software send an email to info@triparagon.com or call Roy at (416) 865-3392.

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