Data Center Monitoring Key to Cost Savings
March 12th, 2010 By: Kevin Normandeau
Keeping today’s complex data center running at peak performance is no easy task. With hundreds—even thousands—of devices to manage, how can you be sure your data center is functioning correctly, appropriately size the infrastructure and quickly resolve emergencies? This overview of Aperture VISTA Infrastructure Monitoring, shows how you can easily monitor the vital signs of your data center.
Data center executives often battle to provide sufficient infrastructure resources for the equipment within the data center, while keeping costs low. Significant cost savings can be realized if only the demands on the infrastructure are better understood. For example, the use of integrated, real-time data with multi-dimensional perspectives helps to accurately depict the use of power and cooling resources and to allow for appropriate infrastructure right-sizing.
APCON makes a switch called the IntellaPatch that I’ve seen help with real time monitoring. Just connect all packet capture devices up to it once, and the electronically modify connections. The interface was helpful too.