Infographic: Overcoming Data Center Barriers

Data center barriers can impact business operations. For example, 84 percent of data centers have had issues with power, space, cooling capacity, assets and uptime. These issues went on to negatively impact the business.

Bill Kleyman

August 13, 2013

2 Min Read
Infographic: Overcoming Data Center Barriers

The modern data center is at the heart of any organization. Now, more workloads and technologies are being moved to the data center platform. There are more users, a lot more devices and new requirements around data center solutions. Organizations are trying to find ways to optimize their environments and introduce new levels of agility. As any organization continues to progress in today’s business world – the data center platform will play a vital role.

Still, with the growing emphasis on data center providers – there needs to be the understanding that there are still challenges to work around. Remember, having direct visibility into your environment can help alleviate issues with resources around cooling, power and floor space. Furthermore, a solid management platform will help increase the uptime and resiliency of your environment.

In this infographic from CA, we are able to see the impact that data center barriers can have against business operations. For example, 84% of data centers have had issues with power, space, cooling capacity, assets and uptime. These issues went on to negatively impact the business process. What were those consequences to the business?

  • 31% - Delay in application rollouts

  • 30% - Disrupted ability to provide service to customers

  • 27% - Forced to spend unplanned OPEX budget

  • 26% - Need to roll back an application deployment.

Download this inforgraphic today to see how a powerful datacenter infrastructure management solution (DCIM) can help create a more integrated platform for your environment. Functionality from DCIM has numerous benefits including:

  • Real-time monitoring, including power and temperature

  • Alerts and alarms for power and cooling

  • Inventory and asset management

  • Capacity analysis and planning

To have a truly robust data center platform – there must be clear visibility into all of the vital underlying components within that infrastructure. When that visibility is created, a more efficient and agile data center is able to operate at a higher standard.

About the Author(s)

Bill Kleyman

Bill Kleyman has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise technology. He also enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues about tech. His published and referenced work can be found on Data Center Knowledge, AFCOM, ITPro Today, InformationWeek, NetworkComputing, TechTarget, DarkReading, Forbes, CBS Interactive, Slashdot, and more.

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