Sense and Sense-Ability
Richard Jenkins of RF Code discusses the need for accurate environmental monitoring in the data centre.
Most businesses lose sight of what’s really important in a data centre. It’s not the servers, blades, UPS, virtualisation software or even the data centre personnel, (worryingly that’s often the last thought). Data centres exist for the provision, analysis, management, retention and availability of data.
Data is like the weather. No-one really knows what it’s going to do or when it’s going to do it. The same applies to the data centre landscape. Surely building enough infrastructure is tantamount to ensuring service is uninhibited? However, when does ‘enough’ become too much, or is there even such a thing as too much infrastructure?