In “Extend the Life of Your IT Assets: Strategies to Keep Assets Running Strong”, Elizabeth Millard takes a look at techniques for extending the life of your critical IT assets while ensuring the highest level of system availability.
Key points include:
- Focus on power and cooling efforts, because improper cooling can decrease the life of IT assets.
- Look at SLAs to determine whether they’re meeting the needs of the data center.
- Build in extra time for monitoring and planning to make lifecycle management a greater part of data center operations.
The article includes my thoughts on the topic, as well as insights from Kris Domich, principal consultant at Dimension Data, and Michael Sigourney, senior product specialist at AVTECH. Check it out in the latest issue of PROCESSOR magazine.