Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral

Problem: Underutilized servers and storage networks suck power and generate heat.

Solution: Monitor, upgrade and virtualize servers, storage and network switches.

Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral

Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral - Stop piggybacking

Problem: Unsupervised wireless access is a security risk and a bandwidth drain

Solution: Sniff out open access points and shut them down

Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral - Stop piggybacking

Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral - Tier the storage hogs

Problem: All data doesnt need to be instantly available.

Solution: Tiered storage allows you to archive on tape or disk drives that can be powered down.

Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral - Tier the storage hogs

Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral - Look at the whole hog

Problem: New applications using technologies such as XML can create big spikes in network traffic.

Solution: Enterprise software developers need to define data center and network requirements as part of the application development process.

Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral - Look at the whole hog

Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral - Stop the party hog

Problem: Web surfing, video downloads and file sharing should not be part of the corporate network.

Solution: Sorry, the partys over. Corporate CIOs need to get tough about non-

Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral - Stop the party hog

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