Date Added: Nov 2009
As organisations grow and evolve, their data centres can quickly multiply to serve a myriad of needs. With computer rooms being established and managed by diverse groups across the organisation, it can be difficult to manage costs and quickly respond to individual user needs. This segmented approach to IT management leads to server sprawl - and inordinate costs for floor space, cooling, system management, and more. Moreover, this means exciting new initiatives can go unfulfilled. There's no easy way to bring applications online quickly to support these endeavours. To solve these challenges, organisations need a more strategic approach to data centre management. After all, a data centre is not mere space. It is the heart of the organisation. It's the people, processes, and technology that keep operations pumping.