Seeing, visualizing, knowing :
You need to see what you have in the datacenters.
You need to know how all the devices are installed, powered, connected, used.
• Space in the room, space in the racks
• Power distribution, at all levels : room, rows, racks, servers
• Cooling & temperature
• Usage of the hardware equipment, to take the best of each, and the most out of each
• Capacity for the future.
The datacenter is alive. Each and every day, you have to manage moves, adds, changes, transfers.
You have to install new servers, connect them, etc.
To prepare, plan, organize, execute, document and trace all the work, you require a good knowledge and a good understanding of the datacenter.
It does matter to monitor, on a real-time basis, each piece of equipment : power, temperature, etc.
How much power do you need ?
How much cooling do you need ?
How can you balance both ?
The datacenter is a strategic asset. For your information system. And for your whole organization.
You have to plan, to forecast, to anticipate.
So that you may answer all needs, including upcoming needs.
And, if you do not have all the capacity needed, what do you need to extend it ?
To sum up : with a limited information upon your datacenter, and with limited or non-existing tools to retrieve the information, you are not in the best position to optimize the performance and the efficiency of your datacenter. This also means : high costs, low reactivity, low productivity.
This is why and how DataCenterVision may efficiently help you.