Modern data centers are the heart of most businesses. Virtually all businesses require some sort of data center. Building, owning, and operating a data center is expensive and costs can quickly escalate if it is not properly designed and managed. Not having a full view of the health and wellbeing of the data center can prove disastrous. Both a more exact level of detail regarding performance, and the ability to predict how data center systems will react to change, are crucial. Intelligent monitoring of power and cooling along with data center infrastructure management (DCIM) provides the data center manager this insight.
Data center managers today need to be more than just suppliers of space, power and cooling. They need to be pro-active managers of the data center resources rather than reacting to issues as they arise. Reducing operating costs, cutting waste and understanding the limitations of the data center design are also necessary, along with uptime and providing agility to address business changes. Implementing intelligent monitoring of power and cooling in data centers is now a necessary "best practice" that shouldn't be overlooked.
Learn the methods and processes for optimizing your data center and deploying intelligent monitoring to reduce risk and cost, while increasing sustainability and agility. This discussion includes advantages and disadvantages of different containment strategies, the importance of airflow management, intelligent power monitoring, capacity management and planning, energy efficiency strategy planning, the need for IT and Facilities Management to work in tandem to improve power usage effectiveness (PUE) and add business value, and the benefits of DCIM.
- Discover the business value of intelligent monitoring and control
- Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of airflow management strategies
- Understand the importance of an energy efficiency strategy
- Find out how facilities management and IT can work together to reduce energy consumption
Mike Salvador is a 27-year veteran of working in, managing, and designing data center spaces. Mike has led teams in several US financial trading companies to support global data center and co-location designs, IT equipment moves, adds, and changes, scheduling, capacity management, repair, vendor management and change management. Mike has lived the challenge of operating efficient data centers, optimizing the performance of network devices and delivering highly available, highly agile, low risk data centers.
He is an active board member responsible for education in the local 7x24 Exchange Lake Michigan Chapter and has contributed to ASHRAE TC 9.9.