Data Center Monitoring Key to Cost Savings

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.

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About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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  1. 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.