Datacenter Success : Top 5 Data Center Best Practices

Datacenter Success : Top 5 Data Center Best Practices

In our Datacenter Success series, we will interview an Infrastructure Expert on the topics of best practices, industry trends, and the secrets to success in the modern datacenter. For our first feature, Pablo Horenstein, Correlata VP of Presales will tell us a few of his personal datacenter best practices, and how Correlata can accelerate adoption of these practices.

With over 25 years of IT management experience, Pablo knows what it takes to run an efficient operation.

Here are his top five datacenter best practices:

  1. Constantly check the effectiveness of your storage deployment  – Ensure that you’re connected, configured and allocated storage is reaching upper IT infrastructure layers; claimed and used by  servers,  storage virtualization, file systems, databases and applications. Correlata can automate this process in heterogeneous environments, and highlight inefficiency chain from spindle-to-application.
  2. Identify ALL data protection risks – Unify backup, copy services and replication solution status into a consolidated view in-context with application risk exposure to data recovery. Correlata can help you identify your data protection risks and find gaps of data coverage.
  3. Ensure proper IT infrastructure allocation – Check whether right IT infrastructure services such as storage tiers, redundancy, HA/DR solutions, data protection frequency and data retention are mapped to critical applications. Correlata can help by mapping de-facto IT infrastructure solutions implemented to applications, exposing under/over provisioning
  4. Hunt down any anomaliesin your datacenter – Make sure to correlate information from different disciplines, finding anomalies. Correlata can correlate analytic results from storage arrays, file systems and backup solutions into a single timeframe view to highlight anomalies between invested storage, data consumption and Backup coverage.
  5. Track and recordyour successes as well as your shortcomings – when speaking to the executive level, data regarding wins and losses must be recorded. With this data, IT professionals can quantify needs for upcoming quarters, as well as be recognized as contributors to the business. Correlata will help by expressing these events in a language that makes sense from the datacenter to the boardroom.