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6 Obstacles to Datacenter Efficiency — and 1 Solution

It’s a familiar puzzle for every IT director who manages a datacenter: There are so many moving parts, and it’s hard to get the most effective support for all of them.

 

When you look at your datacenter, can you say how many components it includes? Or how many support contracts it represents? What about the number of providers? Even if you have a rough idea of the answers, you may not want to bet on it!

 

Yet you need to get the maximum efficiency out of your datacenter. After all, this is a mission-critical asset, and a key component of the converged infrastructure that’s the foundation of the Instant-On Enterprise.

 

The main obstacles on the road to datacenter efficiency come from 6 easy-to-list (but not so easy to beat!)  challenges:

 

1. Reduce data center support costs.

2. Manage multivendor environments.

3. Maintain mission critical uptime.

4. Harness constant change to drive positive business outcomes.

5. Ramp up virtualization without being affected by the alternating changes that are inherent within the datacenter environment.

6. Reap the benefits of cloud computing.

 

I propose a quick solution: Get all of your datacenter support services from one vendor. This will allow you to beat the challenges. You’ll gain the satisfaction of a holistic view of your assets, and your IT staff will have more time to focus on strategic and fruitful tasks.

 

Better budget control, improved staff usage, enhanced performance for the entire data center, increased uptime for your end-users … all in all, a very nice package of numbers to present to your CIO!

 

Want to dig into solutions? A good place to start is our  introduction to Data Center Full Support, www.hp.com/go/amplify    where you can download a  white paper   "6 solutions to Amplify Data Center Efficiencies" and watch the  "Always -On Datacenter " video to gain a better understanding of the solution.

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