server rackEven though data centers may be continuously changing, there are some aspects that must stay the same for the center to run smoothly. No matter the size of your data center, the following rules will apply for the overall efficiency of the entire network.

Ensuring high security

While this may seem obvious, it can fly under the radar for some data center owners. Without implementing physical security, your data center will be compromised. Simple things such as locks on your server rack enclosures, an alarm system, and security guards can go a long way to protecting your valuable information.

Controlling the temperature

It is crucial that your electronics racks are maintained at the proper temperature and humidity levels so they are not compromised. All you need to do is invest in cold aisle containment systems for your server racks, eliminate any fire hazards, and figure out the best method for air flow and power distribution in your specific center, and you won’t have anything to worry about.

Setting up a maintenance schedule

This is important because if you are not following up with how your center is being used, how can you really be sure of what is going on? Some details to monitor include your bandwidth use, the amount of energy stored, your amount of physical server rack space, and power measurement. With these factors in mind, you will have more of an idea of how efficient your system is.

Turning to the cloud

Cloud computing is a fantastic method of data storage especially if you are worried about hackers and remote data breaches. Simply put, cloud computing is a method of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store and manage your data, meaning your data is backed up in a location other than your data center. Not only is this a safe measure to take, it is financially responsible as 82% of companies report saving money by moving their data to a cloud system.

With these factors in mind, you will have a data center that runs effectively. If your business needs help setting up the proper procedures and protocols for a data center, do not hesitate to contact our AMCO Enclosures professionals today.