By John Consoli
Data center managers are under the gun. Companies realize that to compete in the global marketplace, they need a strong data center to back them up. This puts the role of the data center manager front and center, as he holds the key to increasing infrastructure performance, cutting operational costs, and maximizing data center and power efficiencies.
Before setting out to achieve any goals, data center managers need to carefully define specific parameters to associate with them, i.e., the optimization program must include a desired result and set the metrics to measure progress. Asking four simple questions can lead to defined goals: