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Business Benefits of Data Center Automation

Today’s data center has to contend with more technology, more different applications and more physical servers than ever before. Simply managing your data center inventory can be a significant chore, and it’s one that your IT personnel are paid way too much to do. Add to that the fact that IT departments are being told their data center needs to provide higher levels of service at a lower cost, and you can see why many folks in IT management are extremely frustrated.

Fortunately, there are ways to lower costs and improve your data center. Technologies like virtualization are enabling data centers to avoid overutilization, at least to some degree, and make the most of the assets they have.

Data center automation is another way to cut costs while increasing service levels. Automation takes a variety of repetitive, manual tasks and turns them into automated processes.

What are the direct benefits of data center automation? Here are just a few:

•    Data center automation increases compliance and standardization. If, for example, you have a manual patch process, you’re always going to run the risk that there is one old server in a corner somewhere that got missed. That server gets out of sync and then it has a ripple effect throughout the data center. Automating processes like patching allows you to ensure compliance.

•    Data center automation increases server efficiency. Underutilization is a problem. In environments where virtualization hasn’t been effectively implemented, underutilization has been a failsafe of sorts to help insure service levels are maintained. When you implement automated virtualization processes in the data center, you can actually anticipate server and infrastructure demand and allow the system to adjust itself on the fly to meet real time needs.

•    Data center automation uses staff more efficiently. You don’t really need to pay your server guru insane amounts of money in order to do a simple upgrade. Automation frees up your staff to focus on big-picture items such as new technologies, projects and finding even more ways for your data center to offer more services for lower costs.

Data center automation, in short, increases the reliability, performance and efficiency o your data center, while providing a lower TCO.

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Unitiv, Inc., is a professional provider of enterprise IT solutions. Unitiv delivers its services from its headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, and its regional office in Iselin, New Jersey, USA. Unitiv provides a strategic approach to its service delivery, focusing on three core components: People, Products, and Processes. The People to advise and support customers. The Products to design and build solutions. The Processes to govern and manage post-implementation operations.