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How Visibility and Automation Is Changing Data Center Management

It has been nearly a year of limited staff capacity and remote work operations at your data center. Like many enterprise leaders, you may be looking over the financials and realizing that, in some cases, remote work is more cost-effective for your company. But is it more efficient?

It can be – as long as you have the right systems in place for data center management with remote visibility and automation.

Data Center Management Is More Than Just IT

Your data center functions as more than simply a business IT solution. It is also a physical facility, which means your Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) processes must take physical needs into account.

Before the pandemic, you had an adequate (or at least consistent) staff count in your data center. Now, the limited staff you have available is dealing with higher-than-ever IT workloads, cloud software complexity, and remote worker support. This means that certain elements, mostly physical elements, are more likely to slip through the cracks.

Common areas that are overlooked in these situations include:

  • Power subsystems
  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) maintenance
  • Ventilation and cooling systems

Why Choose Remote Data Center Monitoring Tools Now?

These data center management issues may have been highlighted by the pandemic, but they are likely to continue well beyond the time when we are all finally allowed to return to work.

According to a Gartner survey from 2020, 74% of CFOs intend to shift at least 5% of previously on-site employees to permanently remote positions post-COVID. Nearly a quarter of surveyed CFOs indicated they planned to permanently move at least 20% of their workforce off-site.

Your CFO may have similar plans.

To ensure this happens successfully, it is critical that your remote team have in-depth insight into the data center – from anywhere, and at any time.

What Visibility and Automation Can Mean to Your Data Center Maintenance Tasks

Visibility and automation are critical data center needs. They help you counteract the surprises of cloud costs and high workloads by saving you money on energy and limiting the amount of costly emergency service you face.

Visibility and automation can be achieved through various data center tools, including:

As they say, “If you can’t see it, you don’t know about it.” In today’s data center-driven world, your enterprise cannot afford to leave any gaps in your data center’s visibility or control processes.

Contact Donwil to Learn More About Your Options for Data Center Management.

Since 1965, Donwil has been the team to trust for sales backed by responsive and reliable service for enterprises that want to get the most from their critical business process power and cooling solutions. As the exclusive provider of Vertiv, Liebert, Starline, and Hitachi, Donwil delivers a range of critical services and solutions to keep organizations across Western Pennsylvania, Western Virginia, and Eastern Ohio always running.

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