Fast Five Ways to a High-Efficiency Data Center

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For many organizations, the corporate network is supporting other things than the data center. Storage area network (SAN) and local area network (LAN) resources are separate and disparate. IT professionals must review their network design in the data center with experts able to ensure it is built to run in a modern data center operating model. This should include support for wide area network (WAN), network attached storage (NAS) as well as LAN and SAN resources. And it must include the proper redundancy to support a 24/7 data center operation. Rationalization can also mean an in-depth review of data center distribution models and creating zones following new industry standards to optimize cabling and networking efficiency.

For most organizations, the data center represents the heart of their technology infrastructure. And just like the hearts of the staffers working there, the data center requires a certain amount of exercise to keep it strong, healthy and performing at peak condition. To help IT professionals improve the performance of today’s data center in their organizations, Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, has developed a checklist of the “Fast Five Ways to a High-Efficiency Data Center” along with a microsite devoted to discussing the best practices and technologies involved.

According to Gartner analysts Rakesh Kumar and Lydia Leong, “Demand for business agility is pushing organizations toward data center solutions that have greater flexibility, enabling them to expand or contract their data centers according to business needs.”

“We recommend that IT leaders focus on specific improvements they can make within their existing data centers that can yield the greatest technological impact in their organizations,” says Bob Mobach, practice director, data centers, for Logicalis.


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