Your data center, whether it be onsite or offsite, is extremely valuable to your business. After all, it is your data that enables smooth operations to take place from one day to the next. Because of this, you need to constantly look for ways to improve the management of your data center, without increasing the size of the data footprints that you leave. Fortunately, there are several highly-propitious practical management tips you can follow to achieve consolidation and enhanced control of your data.
Invest in Server Equipment Racks
Server racks, as well as rack cabinets, have the sole purpose of accommodating a wide range of data center equipment: including servers, computers, data cables and more. By using these racks, your equipment will be adequately protected, and more importantly, your data center won’t feel or look cluttered.
Take Advantage of New Technologies
Technology advances on a daily basis, meaning there are constantly new forms for you to take advantage of. Best of all, from virtualization to SDDC, there are many types of technology that you can employ without having to purchase additional hardware.
Keep Proper Track of Cables
Hopefully, your data center is well-organized; meaning there aren’t a bunch of cables going every which way that can be seen by the naked eye. If there are, they need to be laid out using cable guides, followed then by actually color coding each cable. In doing this, if one of the cables needs to be worked on, it will be easy to identify one cable from the next. Proper organization of cables is imperative for safety purposes for your equipment and your employees.
Consolidating and better managing your data center will go a long way in making sure your business is taking full advantage of all that your data has to offer. Four primary benefits to be gained include improved energy efficiency, enhanced use of devices, minimal maintenance, and a reduction in operations cost. Most importantly, your IT and human resources employees, as well as your marketing managers, will be able to complete their job duties with the utmost effectiveness.