Tips for Preventing Data Center Downtime

Let’s face facts: Your data center has become an integral part of your organization. In fact, many organizations are actively building entire business flow models around the capabilities of their data center platform.

So, downtime in the data center becomes unacceptable because downtime can cost companies millions of dollars per hour in lost revenue. In this whitepaper from Gigamon, we learn how to ensure the efficient operation of the data center, reduce bottlenecks, prevent outages, and maintain security. To accomplish this – it is vital to carefully monitor and analyze all the traffic within the modern data center.

It’s important to understand that the modern data center is comprised of Switches, Routers, Firewalls, Application Servers, IP Services (DNS, RADIUS, and LDAP), Virtualized Applications, and Storage Area Networks. Often, customers understand the need for monitoring the data center, but do not monitor their data center as securely and efficiently as possible. So – what are some great ways to reduce downtime in the data center?

Download this white paper today to learn Gigamon’s approach to creating a more resilient data center platform. Tips include:

  • Building a secure traffic visibility fabric
  • Reducing the monitoring burden and increasing the effectiveness of existing tools
  • Quickly introducing new tools and monitor new applications
  • Securing monitored data
  • Eliminating SPAN/mirror port contention

Your data center will only become more important to your organization. The proliferation of cloud computing, virtualization and information in the data center has created new types of challenges for the IT environment. Downtime costs money. To offset this impact it’s critical to deploy a powerful monitoring and data center visibility framework. With technologies like Gigamon, users will be able to better understand user experience, determine threat vulnerabilities, and maximizedata center performance while lowering the total cost of management.

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About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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