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Preventing Data Centre Downtime

Managing Data Centre Operations

 

In recent years, data centre infrastructure has become significantly more reliable and management practices have improved, so it would be fair to expect that the number of reported downtime incidents is decreasing. But this is not the case.

According to a 2018 survey by Uptime Institute, 31% of respondents experienced a downtime incident or severe degradation in the last year and 48% reported at least one outage at their site or at a service provider in the last three years.

Managing Data Centre Power and Data Connectivity

Managing Data Centre Operations

 

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.

Managing Data Centre Port Capacity

Managing Data Centre Operations

 

Sunbird DCIM software provides Data Centre operations managers with the ability to identify, locate, visualize, and manage all physical Data Centre assets, quickly provision new equipment, and confidently plan capacity for future growth. Sunbird DCIM software also helps control energy costs, improve Data Centre design, and increase operational efficiency.

Using SUNBIRD DCIM to Manage Data Center Power Utilization

Sunbird DCIM Software Proven Enterprise Class Monitoring that Won’t Break the Bank

Keep Usage in Control:

Can you tell your customers how much power they are using? What power capacity is available? Are you being asked to ensure power up-time and reliability?

Data centers and IT labs everywhere are approaching operational capacity limits. Power resources are increasingly constrained, and the cost of energy is spiraling out of control. You need to know how much power you are using, how much is available and where you can improve efficiency. As budgets are decreasing, having a tool to help answer these questions and keep your power usage in control is critical.

Using SUNBIRD DCIM to Manage Data Center IT Infra and Facility Changes

Change management not only encompasses technological installations (upgrades, patching, and migrations) but also field engineering installation changes.

Change management can be a complex road littered with potholes. The irony of working in system or network administration is that you’re there to maintain the status quo and yet careful change management is also your job.  Effective delivery of services and resources demands that you maintain the best possible up-time while transitioning from old to new, whether replacing technology or simply improving upon it.

Using SUNBIRD DCIM to Safeguard Your Data Center Against Physical Threats and Intrusions

Why is Physical Security at Data Centers Important?

As we see more and more headlines of breaches, the focus on intruders accessing critical data has been heightened.

What is the goal of those intruders?

To access critical data stored by organizations. This brings data centers into focus because the ultimate nexus of that critical data is in the data center.

One of the top responsibility areas for data center managers falls into that of physical security. Even with the shift to cloud-based infrastructure, data centers are still the critical physical bastion protecting critical data from physical theft.

Managing the Data Centre Environment with Sunbird DCIM

The Data Center Environment

Among the many items on your plate of challenges is making sure the data center provides an ideal environment for the rigorous grind of everyday IT. While not all IT shops are set up in state-of-the-art fortresses, adhering to data center environmental standards is essential to creating ideal conditions.

 

Managing Data Centre Energy with Sunbird DCIM

The Data Center Factory

In the data center industry, we are seeing a widening range of data centers. Cloud and Colocation facilities are larger and higher density capacity with electrical demand in the tens and hundreds of megawatts. There is edge computing where small data centers are distributed widely. Increasingly, we are seeing extreme weather conditions that lead to longer power outages. Data center energy management is a critical piece to data center management; data centers must have the ability to protect against these situations. Regardless of the size of the facilities, energy consumption and related costs are representing a larger portion of a data center company’s operating costs.

Managing Data Centre Capacity with Sunbird DCIM

How do you know how much space, power, cooling, and network capacity is available in your data center? Where is the best place to reserve space and deploy new IT equipment for optimal utilization? How do you get the data you need to convince your management that you need more capacity? With data centers becoming increasingly dense and complex, capacity is at a premium. Modern data center managers are under pressure to make the most of the capacity, or risk failing to meet IT resource demand.

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