As long as data centers are operating well, they tend to go unnoticed in an organization. At peak performance, data centers are maintaining optimal balances between server and storage technologies, space, power usage, heat produced and the cooling necessary to prevent overheating. Automation techniques even make it possible for data centers to perform a range of procedures on their own, such as simplifying maintenance and freeing the IT department to focus more on business-driven initiatives.
However, with many organizations changing or adapting their strategy to the market, data center requirements are also changing. Data centers in need of attention may have different types of signs. For example, physical signs include numerous displaced cables, different types of servers in and out of racks cooled by a bunch of fans and portable air conditioners. These signs indicate a lack of an evolving strategy.
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