Consider three relevant use cases for the cloud: backup, archiving, and disaster recovery. Even though there are many fees involved with managed services, more than ever before, cloud capacity is becoming more affordable.
Every data center manger has to deal with at least some level of used IT equipment that requires disposal, whether it’s accomplished through repurposing or destruction. The process is complicated by security, compliance, and related concerns.
Doing a better job at monitoring and managing cooling and airflow starts with identifying common airflow problems, finding out if they’re impacting your own data center, and taking some basic steps to troubleshoot and solve any airflow problems.
Determining which data center hosting option is more cost-effective for your enterprise or SMB is not simply a matter of answering an if/then statement, but rather it involves an in-depth analysis of true costs of equipment operation and much more.
Despite their potential, DCIM implementations among small to midsized enterprises have been generally low, partially because of confusion stemming from DCIM providers as to what DCIM is. There’s much about DCIM that’s promising.
According to Gartner, 60% of enterprises have some form of virtualization in place. Yet even after dipping a toe into the virtualization pool, many enterprises hold off on making further investments for a variety of reasons.