Integrating a DCIM program can enable personnel to quickly resolve IT support tickets and allow clients to convey their needs directly without a complex request process.
Fremont, CA: Facilities need to have strict physical security measures all the time and have logical security protocols in place to secure customer data. Employees often face issues in optimizing IT infrastructure to increase cooling capacity. Additionally, another challenge is how to enhance energy efficiency and meet the growing demands of customers.
Here are three data center challenges and how to manage them:
Inefficient Deployments on the Data Floor
Proper deployment is crucial when it comes to power distribution and rack density. Inefficient deployment can produce too much heat for the cooling infrastructure to manage, as well as the problem of wasted energy ending up in underutilized servers. The issue is how to provide a favorable IT infrastructure setup for every client without sacrificing performance on the data floor.
Facility managers need to know where every equipment is on the data floor and how they interact. The data floor’s cooling demands and power also require continuous monitoring to maximize its efficiency. DCIM software can help facilities with data floor deployment to optimize efficiency.
Knowing everything that is happening in real-time is an issue when running a data center. The slightest problem can turn to a major blunder that can disrupt operations.
Using a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software makes this possible, as managing a facility can be difficult without one.
Engineers and facility staff can monitor demands, power usage, and cooling needs in real-time. They can improve deployments for performance upgrades and analyze data for historical trends. Integrating a DCIM program can enable personnel to quickly resolve IT support tickets and allow clients to convey their needs directly without a complex request process.
Protecting Data against Emerging Threats
Since data centers store and handle IT infrastructure for various clients, it makes them a target for cybercriminals. Facilities need to implement robust physical and system security measures 24/7 to avoid being breached. But, this is not enough to ensure the safety of the data stored in the facility. In a worst-case scenario, a data breach could be an inside job or an attacker posed as a client.
Therefore, it is vital to screen every employee, third party vendor, and customer without violating their rights.
Data center operators can:
• Get the background information of a potential employee with consent.
• Do their due diligence on all suppliers before conducting business.
• Verify the identities of clients and screen them if there is suspicion of fraud.