Capacity planning is an integral part of any data center operation and presents some of the most important, and challenging questions data center teams face. Do we have the right people and tools in place? Can we maintain uptime while maximizing computing resources? How do we keep our projects on time without increasing cost or risking outages?
Data Center Managers are tasked with establishing a workflow that answers these questions. In trying to establish such a workflow, many Data Center Managers face the following scenario:
While the above scenario sounds less than ideal, it seems to be a surprisingly common occurrence in the data center industry. This blog shares an alternative workflow using Tri-Paragon’s DCIM as a Service.
Establishing a Cohesive Capacity Planning Workflow
Establishing a smooth, cohesive workflow is easier with the right tools in place. Utilizing Tri-Paragon’s DCIM as a Service solves the dilemma of the above scenario before it occurs.
The new workflow would look like the following:
This scenario is noticeably smoother, and the teams are working together more cohesively. The primary difference between the two scenarios is that the teams in the second scenario know exactly how their data center will behave when new equipment is installed. Tri-Paragon’s Sunbird DCIM as a Service coupled with our Data Centre Shared Operations Playbook makes all the difference.
Data Center Capacity Planning with Tri-Paragon’s DCIM as a Service
Being able to test new equipment virtually using DCIM as a Service technology and see the equipment’s impact on power, space, cooling, and airflow capacity removes guesswork and risk. Teams are better equipped to make informed, data-driven decisions that can easily be conveyed to one another using Tri-Paragon’s Sunbird DCIM software and following our Data Centre Operations playbook.
Capacity Planning Made Easy with Tri-Paragon’s DCIMaaS and Machine Learning
Tri-Paragon’s “DCIM as a Service”
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Thank you to our guest blogger: Paul Brin, CEO, CDCDP, CDCEP, Data Centre Consultant, Creative Facility Design
with contributions from Tri-Paragon.