Today, you may be feeling as if you’re skating like a professional, gliding across the ice without so much a care in the world. After all, your data center is efficient (enough) and you aren’t too far over budget. So what could possibly go wrong?
The truth is that all it takes is one major power outage for things to quickly go south. Just look at what happened to the Telecity Group as an example of what can happen if you’re not vigilant. The company recently experienced two back-to-back power outages, which disrupted operations for its many customers that use the London Internet Exchange and accompanying AWS Direct Connect service. The scale of this outage was immense and it negatively impacted the company’s uptime, as you can easily imagine.
As you can see, a power outage can happen at any time; and when it does happen, it can be a long time before the issue is addressed—crippling communications and leaving your customers stranded. This can be very damaging to your company’s reputation.
It’s much easier to invest in a data center power monitoring solution—like Server Technology’s Sentry Power Manager (SPM), which can provide you with detailed, real-time information about how your network is consuming power. You can use this data to better understand your network, and plan ahead accordingly to prevent damage before it occurs. It’s time to get off of the ice and onto stable ground by implementing a power monitoring solution in your data center.