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February 15, 2016

7 Ways to Improve Your Data Center

When it comes to data system management it is important to implement the best practices and procedures to suit the business’s storage and processing needs. We’ve found some of IBM‘s best practices for data system management to help you do just that.

  • Space is essential. It’s essential that your capacity and availability suits your business’s needs for primary functions as well as backup processes.
  • Be flexible. As we all know, technology changes rapidly. Ensuring that your data center is able to facilitate this rapid change can dramatically influence your efficiency and overall success.
  • Plan for the long-term. Make sure that any trade-offs that are made aren’t going to affect the long-term success of your data center. Make sure to take into account operating costs, energy efficiency, and power consumption in the overall design and spending plan for your data center.
  • Stay up-to-date on the technology you’re using. Progress is a constant in the technology world, and there’s a reason for that. Continued implementation and mastering of new technology will ensure that your data center is functioning in the best possible way.
  • Optimize your storageSome of the best data centers optimize their storage anywhere from four to six times more than their competitors, utilizing techniques such as virtulization, deduplication, and thin provisioning.
  • Think about using a sophisticated back up system. It’s important to management the full life-cycle of your data, according to industry leaders. Back up options such as geo-replication and consistency groups (for multiple snapshots) help you to achieve this.
  • Understand prioritized necessity for specific business process or applications. Using an active-active configuration allows for the greatest level of availability for prioritized processes by allowing for rapid failover of systems when failure does occur.

To learn more about managing your optical network, please contact us.