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September 2, 2016

Assessing Automated Data Management Tools

In the world of data centers, IT managers bear countless responsibilities to ensure successful operation. In order to handle the vast range of IT processes, many turn to automated data management tools. These automated tools allow IT managers to focus on other tasks that may be a higher priority, thus adding value to the organization as a whole.

For some companies, the concept of automated data management raises accuracy and efficiency concerns; however, through proper testing of smaller tasks, administrators can determine with certainty that data management tools are capable of handling fundamental functions throughout data center infrastructures. These functions range from low-level to high-level, more complex procedures. Implementing automated tools can benefit data center operations and improve overall service to customers while reducing operating costs.

It is expected that by 2017 over half of all large organizations will have four or more diverse automation technologies. When making the decision to employ automated tools, it is important to keep in mind that every task within the data center does not have to be automated. Automation can be implemented in certain areas where there are greater chances for value creation. Factors such as evolution in technology, growing needs of businesses and increasing capacities require efficient and accurate responses from data center managers. Such demands leave little time to attend to server tasks that may require updates or patches. Automation tools can assist to ensure that data centers continue to operate at a high level and ultimately meet the ever-increasing demand of customers.

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