Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software is quickly becoming the core engine of data center operations. Only 5 years ago, manual spreadsheets, sometimes supplemented with Visio diagrams, were accepted as the default tools for data center management. Since the IT function is the vital organs of any modern organization, improving productivity, efficiency and reliability of data center operations delivers an immediate competitive advantage to the organization. We will offer some facts about why this is so and, if not already the case, why Sunbird DCIM should be in your future.
DCIM software is a class of software that gives Data Centre operators the ability to run efficient Data Centre operations and improve Data Centre infrastructure planning and design. It typically replaces Excel, Visio, and home-grown databases. DCIM software can bridge information across organizational domains – Data Centre Ops, Facilities, and IT to maximize utilization of the Data Centre.
August 1, 2019
Sunbird Systems Inc. and Tri-Paragon Inc. today announced the availability of Sunbird’s DCIM Software products to Tri-Paragon’s portfolio of Data Centre solutions to decrease energy consumption, improve overall performance metrics, reduce ownership life cycle costs and improve operational reliability.
Data Center Relocation Risk Assessment Process Summary
Due to the high stakes involved in a move out of a Data Center (DC) to a new location, a Risk Assessment is highly recommended prior to the move being initiated. The Data Center Relocation “Risk Assessment” Process identifies what can go wrong and the steps identified to mitigate the potential issues.
Data Center Relocation – Not as simple as it may seem
A data center relocation is not just about moving servers and plugging them in at their new locale. In reality, a data center relocation can be one of a company’s most complex and challenging endeavors. With mission critical information and high-stakes money on the line, the failure of any key steps in the process can have potentially devastating repercussions. Valuable data can be lost. Expensive IT equipment can be damaged. Critical systems may remain offline for hours, days or even weeks as problems are resolved. Such issues can end up costing a company thousands–or even millions–of dollars in lost productivity and lost revenue. ¹
Refreshing your IT Virtual Infrastructure
An aging IT infrastructure can lead to greater maintenance costs, increased downtime, out of support software and a skill set shortage in the marketplace. Companies have typically operated on a 3 to 5 year server and storage refresh cycle to address the problems associated with an aging IT infrastructure. Before undertaking an infrastructure refresh it is important to understand the business benefits, the costs and most importantly the business risks of undertaking a technology refresh. Keep in mind you may have to purchase some automated tools to support the migration of the data and the applications. Having a good understanding of these factors are paramount to a successful refresh program.