بزرگترین چالش های مدیران در خصوص دیتاسنترها

  • ۰

بزرگترین چالش های مدیران در خصوص دیتاسنترها

بزرگترین چالش های مدیران در خصوص دیتاسنترها

What are some top stakeholder concerns about data centers?

While the data center must provide the resources necessary for the end users and the enterprise’s applications, the provisioning and operation of a data center is divided (sometimes uncomfortably) between IT, facilities and finance, each with its own unique perspective and responsibilities.

IT: It is the responsibility of the business’s IT group to make decisions regarding what systems and applications are required to support the business’ operations. IT will directly manage those aspects of the data center that relate directly to the IT systems while relying on facilities to provide for the data center’s power, cooling, access and physical space.

Facilities: The facilities group is generally responsible for the physical space — for provisioning, operations and maintenance, along with other building assets owned by the company. The facilities group will generally have a good idea of overall data center efficiency and will have an understanding of and access to IT load information and total power consumption.

Finance: The finance group will be responsible for aligning near term vs. long term capital expenditures (CAPEX) to acquire or upgrade physical assets and operating expenses (OPEX) to run them with overall corporate financial operations (balance sheet and cash flow).

Perhaps the biggest challenge confronting these three groups is that by its very nature a data center rarely will be operating at or even close to its optimally defined range. With a typical life cycle of 10 years (or perhaps longer), it is essential that the data center’s design remains sufficiently flexible to support increasing power densities and various degrees of occupancy over a not insignificant period of time. This in-built flexibility should apply to power, cooling, space and network connectivity. When a facility is approaching its limits of power, cooling and space, the organization will be confronted by the need to optimize its existing facilities, expand them or establish new ones.

print

نظر بگذارید

آخرین دیدگاه‌ها

    دسته‌ها