Five Ways the Data Center Impacts the Bottom Line

Entire business operations rely on the data center. Having a solid strategy in place to maximize your ROI and keep your operations running is vital to success.

Kris Blackmon, Head of Channel Communities

March 4, 2016

3 Min Read
Five Ways the Data Center Impacts the Bottom Line

There’s no question that how organizations house, secure and manage their data has become an integral part of business operations. If you’re not having strategic conversations about your data center, you could be leaving a lot of money on the table.

Leading up to Data Center World, which runs from March 14-18 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, The VAR Guy’s sister site Data Center Knowledge has been reviewing some of the most important ways businesses can optimize their data centers to eliminate inefficiencies and save resources. Register for Data Center World to learn more.

  1. What Google and Facebook can teach us about the real cost of data centers

    Web-scale data center operators know to itemize the cost of low-level components like flash drives, CPUs and DRAM cards when evaluating the cost of data centers. Instead of just focusing on gigabytes of storage, they examine each of these individual pieces to find ways to get them cheaper, resulting in significant cost savings.

    Read More: Do You Know Your Real Data Center Cost?

  2. It’s alive!

    Data centers have complicated anatomies. In order to maximize the life cycle of your data center, you have to examine its individual systems and components and choose the most strategic place to invest your resources. Decisions you make at the design stage as well as in routine maintenance can affect its ability to scale, impact performance and increase total cost of ownership.

    Read More: The Life Cycle of a Data Center

  3. It’s About Teamwork

    Business leaders and data center facilities managers must work together to advance business goals. Unrealized cost savings, redundant capital expenditure and wasted man hours are just a few ways a lack of collaboration can impact the bottom line.

    Read More: How IT Decisions Impact Your Data Center

  4. The IoT storm is coming

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is predicted to cause a massive surge in the world’s volume of data. According to a Cisco study, annual global IP traffic will surpass 1.6 zettabytes by 2018. Data centers are incorporating smart technology to help handle the massive amount of information generated by the IoT and ensure business continuity in the face of overwhelming data.

    Read More: Thinking Different: Data Centers and IoT

  5. Why the C-suite is talking about the data center

    The data center has become an essential part of the business conversation. The right data center strategy can help organizations stay agile and support a number of business capabilities. In the 21st century C-suite, executives are strategizing on the role of the cloud, how to protect infrastructure and whether to build or buy.

    Read More: What Senior Execs Must Know About Enterprise Data Center Strategy

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About the Author(s)

Kris Blackmon

Head of Channel Communities, Zift Solutions

Kris Blackmon is head of channel communities at Zift Solutions. She previously worked as chief channel officer at JS Group, and as senior content director at Informa Tech and project director of the MSP 501er Community. Blackmon is chair of CompTIA's Channel Development Advisory Council and operates KB Consulting. You may follow her on LinkedIn and @zift on X.

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