Data Center Management and Maintenance – Who Takes The Lead?

How are companies preparing for new Data Center facilities?


With Data Centers continuing to grow exponentially both in size and utility requirements ONE9 3NINE Consulting continues its Data Center Management discussions by asking how will management monitor these new growth related infrastructures? With an ever complex power and cooling infrastructure, how are managers monitoring their infrastructure and what provisions are being made to bring data center facility management up to date? Dell state that, “As the cost of operating data centers skyrockets, IT professionals struggle to achieve greater energy efficiency while getting the most processing power possible from their environment.”, but what is driving the growth? As the cost of operating data centers skyrockets, IT professionals struggle to achieve greater energy efficiency Hp suggest a possible reason for skyrocketing cost stating ; “Soaring demand for information technology, increasingly powerful microprocessors, the growing popularity of compact blade servers means that data centers are more densely packed than ever “.  Damion Lock, Managing Director or ONE9 3NINE Consulting confirms the current growth and possible lack of management preparedness stating, “we see many Data Center owners in the Middle East expanding data center infrastructure, but based on existing corporate management policies and this needs to change”, he continues, “bridging the gap between new infrastructure development, facilities management  and company policy is going to become an uphill struggle”.  

With growth must come greater management oversight and control of new data center facilities ensuring that any growth is met with effective facilities management and monitoring policies.

Data Center Management and Maintenance – Who Takes The Lead?

So how can the growth suggested by HP and Dell be compensated for by regional GCC organisations and what steps are facility management taking? ONE9 3NINE suggest that if the status of a data center and how it is maintained is driven both by management and the FM team possible solutions or improvements could be:

  • Improved operations and management procedures
  • Clearly established and publicized SLA’s
  • Closer cooperation between Management, IT and the FM Team
  • Implementation of global service related standards
  • Centralized operations monitoring

With regional growth driving the creation of so many new data center facilities ONE9 3NINE Consulting offers customers a complimentary portfolio of solutions to bridge the Management FM divide bringing clarity and greater understanding between all stake holders.

ONE9 3NINE encourages any corporate management and FM responsible staff to get in touch and find solutions by reviewing the following related services:

Management Consulting - http://www.1939.me/services-portfolio/management-consultancy/

Operations and Maintenance Consulting – http://www.1939.me/services-portfolio/operations-and-maintenance/

Information Technology Consulting – http://www.1939.me/services-portfolio/information-technology/

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