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Diving into data centre automation

Over the past decade, the data centre has been steadily evolving. It’s transforming from a mega facility, filled with disparate infrastructure that’s difficult to integrate, maintain, and manage, into a more agile business response centre. Businesses looking to refocus their IT efforts on delivering greater value are exploring ways to leverage automation to optimise utilisation and minimise waste.

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Diving into data centre automation

  1. 1. accelerate your ambition Diving into data centre automation
  2. 2. The software-defined data centre: making the inevitable achievable Six steps to accelerating automation in the data centre Over the past decade, the data centre has steadily evolved. It’s transforming from a mega facility, filled with disparate infrastructure that’s difficult to integrate, maintain, and manage, into a more agile business response centre. Businesses looking to refocus their IT efforts on delivering greater value are exploring ways to leverage automation to optimise utilisation and minimise waste. Copyright © 2014 Dimension Data
  3. 3. It’s about more than just provisioning Copyright © 2014 Dimension Data Read more … It’s important that businesses understand what ‘automation’ really means before setting off down this path. 1
  4. 4. Define policy: what, when, and where Defining a policy relating to ‘what’ and ‘when’ to automate is a critical step. Copyright © 2014 Dimension Data 2 Read more …
  5. 5. Copyright © 2014 Dimension Data Don’t forget process Read more … Process is another critical element of the automation discussion. 3
  6. 6. Assess architecture advances Copyright © 2014 Dimension Data Read more … Technology architecture advances in recent years also influence modern approaches to data centre automation 4
  7. 7. Copyright © 2014 Dimension Data Bring in best practices Read more … Businesses looking to automate their data centre environments often struggle to understand or anticipate the effects of multi-tenancy. 5
  8. 8. 6 Analytic tools that allow businesses to perform predictive troubleshooting, gain visibility about how much capacity they have, decide when to automatically add capacity Copyright © 2014 Dimension Data Add in analytics Read more …
  9. 9. For more about our views on data centre automation, please go to www.dimensiond ata.com/datacentre Copyright © 2014 Dimension Data

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