Data center infrastructural management is the keeping and providing of a data source for effective usage and for future purpose. Examples of data center is a mainframe computer in an organization e.g. company or institution e.g. university.
Control, monitoring and infrastructural management of data center and its IT equipment e.g. storage, server, switches and other infrastructural elements are done with data center infrastructural management tools (DCIMT).
Data centre can either be centralized (one-stop) data center of multiple data center. One-stop data center provides variety of services from one place while multiple data center can be accessed from more than one place.
IT infrastructural management is done to achieve smooth, great efficiency and easy work and it is done by checking out for viruses and if there is need for any update to any of the survey equipment in the data center.
With the high rate of Data center investment, managers have been faced with the increase and maintenance on demands and cost effectiveness. Still, ineffectiveness is a major concern especially in a one-stop data center.
The challenges managers face in the provision of good infrastructural management to a data center are as follow;
Challenges in Managing processes have become more obscure and sublime for managers.
To find skilled and well trained practitioners for utilizations and to improve execution are hard to find.
Inconsistency and unreliability of data also are challenges managers encounter.
BENEFITS OF ONE-STOP DATA CENTRE
One-stop data center have all their information stored and accessed at one location and can only be attacked and stolen from a location, therefore the overall security will be stronger.
Data reliability in one-stop is more accurate because of its characteristics as a one location data more care will be take and less redundancy since all information stored as it is a primary information.
Any fault with the data center can quickly and easily be attended to unlike other type of data center.
Analysis, manipulation and editing of information can easily be done since it is at a single location.
Power supply and other maintenance will be minimized therefore one-stop data centre will cost lesser than other types of data center.
Updates will be done quickly and easily.
DISADVANTAGES OF ONE-STOP DATA CENTER
Since there is less redundancy, if there is to be any loss of information it will be hard to retrieve such information.
If there is any fault in the hardware or failure in hardware, any information within the data center will be lost.
High traffic on the data center can cause bottleneck.
Since there is only on copy of information in a single location, access to information will be limited.
Management of infrastructure management in data center is important to reduce cost, effective use of time, all equipment and processes. Monitoring, checking of weaknesses for upgrades should be done and well skilled team should be put together. All information should also be backed up in clouds to prevent loss of data.