Aging data centers represent a downtime risk to business operations. In this paper, we lay out a framework for modernizing a facility.
This framework includes
- Defining performance standards
- Benchmarking the facility to identify gaps and health risks
- Determining modernization options
- Prioritizing actions based on business objectives.
Modernization should include not only the hardware, but also the software management tools, and operations & maintenance programs. This complete approach ensures the facility continues to meet its IT objectives, including availability, efficiency, and operational cost targets.