Some Pain Area of Server rooms

Each comfort comes with a price and its some fears. When we maintain our own local server room, we have all of the comforts and benefits of internal control, but we are also concerned with protecting the room from any of the forces that might cause damage to your costly and critical equipment.

Following are some concern areas which need to be considered before setting up a local server room/ NOC/ Datacenter.

Capacity Planning

Capacity planning helps the administrator calculate the resources and power that a data center must need, given current and projected future operations. Some sophisticated capacity management tools will even suggest outsourcing options when major power, space and cooling upgrades to the physical site are cost or time prohibitive.

Rack Space/ space:

19” Racks are meant to be standard for enclosures, but mounting equipment dimensions may differ and the amount of connectivity needed to power and network modern servers, switches and storage may appear and can create unexpected deployment problems. No matter how deep the planning goes for rack, space requirement/ space is always short in supply.

Power / Efficient Power

Without sufficient efficient power, it would always be difficult to run the array of servers that most organizations need. But the just enough power isn’t enough. We need clean power with redundancy and backup built into the power distribution design. Many specific area and factors needs to be addressed before deciding the type of power supplies we need, so it’s important to calculate the amount of power needed and also to keep provision for future expansion. That will make us build a system that suits the needs of our business without hassles.

Heat /Cooling/ More power

Another key concern is to keep our server room cool, the risks of excessive heat on our servers cannot be ignored. Our precious data and its communication is what keeps it organized and productive and the server rooms/ data centers are the heartbeats that keeps it all humming. An improperly maintained climate or temperature spike in a server room can result in loss of equipment resulting loss of business due to downtime, lost productivity and loss of important data.

Online reporting/ real-time reporting

Data rooms are full of expensive computers and networking equipment that are very sensitive to environmental influences. A rise in temperature can lead to overheating and even complete server or data centers failures.

Whereas incorrect humidity level can result in corrosion or static build-up of components. The remote monitoring system for data centers provides for an affordable and reliable way to monitor temperature and humidity critical environments and enhance the security of data rooms by securing optimal ambient room temperature. A monitoring system for data centers and server rooms is an automated system that records ambient room temperature and relative humidity at one or several chosen points. The data is gathered by sensors and transmitted to a data collector and afterward sent to concerned people thru SMS or online monitoring software.

Operation management

We are continually being reminded of the need for disaster recovery planning. But even as we plan, we may unknowingly be laying the foundations for future problems. That’s because the servers, the hub of their IT data processing and storage, aren’t given the day-to-day protection they require. These busy boxes may appear robust, but it doesn’t take much to trip them over and when they go down, so too will be deprived of many of our business operations. The best way to manage a server failure is to stop it from happening.

Managing

Our data center is mission-critical. We can bring the advantages of clean, reliable power management and protection solutions that keep our business running without interruption — including a software suite that is a benchmark for virtualization. No matter what our data center needs, there is a solution today. It’s very easy to close the doors of the server room and assume everything is okay but eventually, something will break, and almost inevitably, it’ll be at the least convenient moment. Remember Murphy’s…

Today’s monitoring technology makes it very easy to keep an eye on almost every aspect of our hardware and software, from anywhere with an internet connection. It’s highly efficient, with human intervention only required when a problem, or potential problem, trips on alert.

Scalability

Planning a scalable server infrastructure can be the key to keeping up with immediate and future demands. By creating a carefully calculated collection of equipment and servers that are organized by role and designed to expand as demand increases, we can control costs and provide the necessary processing capabilities. Better still,  we can confidently accommodate growth in processing needs and capabilities because the infra architecture can easily keep pace with increasing demands.

Security

Our Servers are the backbone of our businesses, storing sensitive data that is critical for operations. Network security tends to focus on software and passwords, but physical security is a critical component is equally important. We must take precautions to safeguard our servers and other equipment from physical tampering and prevent from theft.