Tips to Avoid Common Data Center Management Mistakes

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 27, 2010


In a data center, mistakes can potentially lead to disastrous consequences. According to this report on eWeek, there is a certain mindset data center managers need to prevent mistakes, learn from mistakes and make the necessary changes to prevent those mistakes in the future. This article discusses 16 of the most common data center management mistakes and how to address each one.


Data center managers need to learn from mistakes and make the necessary changes to prevent those mistakes in the future.

"Mistake No. 1: Not measuring power usage and forgetting to consider the comparative costs of electricity for the data center.

"Remember, the data center is a huge bull's-eye when it comes to operational expense. Conservation and efficiency are always on the CFO's radar so they'd better be on yours as well.

"Mistake No. 2: Not designing for modular growth.

"You don't want to have a beautiful, state-of-the-art data center that's underutilized. It's more efficient to build out modular chunks within the "shell" of the building as your organization grows.

"Mistake No. 3: Not taking advantage of data center design and facility best practices to help your data center reduce costs and run more efficiently.

"Believe it or not, I've seen data centers that weren't applying well-documented practices such as hot and cold aisles."

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