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Should a Data Center Consultant Manage Design and Building? (SlideShare)

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Should a Data Center Consultant Manage Design and Building? (SlideShare).
When should you hire a data center consultant? Find out when you should get external help.
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Should a Data Center Consultant Manage Design and Building? (SlideShare)

  1. 1. SPONSORED BY LEAD GENERATION BEST PRACTICES FOR COLOCATION DATA CENTERS Should a Data Center Consultant Manage Design and Building?
  2. 2. There is nothing easy about building and managing a data center.These facilities are highly complicated and usually most companies only have a few members of staff that actually fully understand the whole IT process (within the facility). Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  3. 3. So it’s always a good idea to get a data center consultant involved to manage the design, building infrastructure, and migration. Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  4. 4. The current trend in the business is to reduce the complexity of operating a data center by consolidating several colocation centers into one large facility. Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  5. 5. With the Internet ofThings (IoT) rapidly becoming a reality, most companies are also outgrowing their current infrastructure, so reducing complexity while migrating to a larger facility is crucial. Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  6. 6. What a Data Center Consultant Can Do forYou A consultant can help an organization focus on the bigger picture, ascertain the best option for the business, and find ways to reduce complexity and costs. Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  7. 7. Further, the consultant can also help build fail-proof links while moving hardware to avert disasters (while maintaining service uptime). Building or migrating data centers is extremely convoluted, so hiring external help can relieve some of the burdens. Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  8. 8. How can a data center consulting firm help your organization? •Deliver a building plan/design •Plan the migration •Prioritize workloads •Develop blueprints for crucial external and internal dependencies (anti-virus, DNS, LDAP, and NTP) •Identify capacity and usage trends Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  9. 9. Further, consultants will also be able to assist you to choose a space that’s large enough, adequate, with access to ample power, cooling, security, and protection from fire. Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  10. 10. By turning to an expert for help, you can save yourself from going over budget and getting late on deliverables as their experience can help conceptualize possible obstacles that may pop up down the line. Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  11. 11. Enhance Internal Communication Managing a data center requires clear and reliable communication between everyone involved. Staff members should be easily contacted and technical details should never be overlooked. Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  12. 12. Most colocation centers struggle to choose the right tool like aVMware Application Dependency Planner, hire the right people to implement and monitor, and report the correct information. As a result, a consultant can help look at it from a business and technical perspective to identify the best solutions for the company. Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  13. 13. By hiring an external data center consultant, you can ensure that information sources, both automated and human, get equal attention. Human intelligence is vital to understand the information and make appropriate decisions (as automation depends on human input). Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  14. 14. Communication is important as management needs to involve staff in validation exercises, identify deliverables, tweak parameters, and verify discovery data. Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  15. 15. Have you hired an external consultant? If so, what value did that consultant bring to your organization? Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  16. 16. Share your insights in the Comments box below. Sponsored by http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com
  17. 17. Copyright © SP Home Run Inc. SP Home Run is a RegisteredTrademark of SP Home Run Inc.AllWorldwide Rights Reserved. Recommended Reading Learn How Colocation Data Centers Can Create a Scalable, Data-Driven, Marketing and Sales FunnelThat Powers Growth DownloadYour Free Copy Now at http://www.DataCenterLeadGen.com

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