Continuing our Real-Time Operational Intelligence series relating to our new eBook 5 Ways RTOI Increases Data Center Value & Return, the next area of focus is data center expansion.

Data centers are constantly evolving spaces. Managing capacity has always been an important part of facility management but the exponential increase in data in recent years means data centers are under more strain to perform. With traffic spikes, data center managers need to be able to quickly adapt capacity to handle the volume of data.

detective-tracking.pngManual tracking methods are unable to keep up with dynamic data center environments and are outdated as soon as they’re completed. Managing multiple data center sites across multiple locations increases the chance of error – if assets are being transported back and forth they have the potential to go missing in transit.

Unnecessary overprovisioning is also common without real-time tracking. Organizations have been known to have assets sitting in storage that they’d completely forgotten about! Managing capacity based on outdated information is an unnecessary risk for your business and unnecessary cost. Assets left in storage depreciate in value and do not provide value to the business.

Understanding your data center’s current and future needs can create a multi-million dollar difference to your bottom line. With real-time operational intelligence (RTOI) you can dynamically plan capacity in your data center and make validated decisions on where and when to spend so that the highest levels of efficiency and service are delivered. This not only leads to the elimination of overprovisioning and unused assets, it ensures budget is not wasted on new compute capacity you do not need.

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