It’s a well-known fact that things work better when they are maintained. This is why people put time and effort into their cars, houses, technology, and even relationships. Yet sometimes there are so many other things to do that the maintenance of our data centers gets put to the back burner.

A well-maintained data center operates at its peak efficiency. When other priorities take precedence over maintenance of the data center there are risks. Interruptions of service and outright failure can occur, plus there are missed opportunities for new advancements. For example, an organization might miss out on financial and energy savings from a comprehensive strategy of server and storage virtualization and consolidation that cannot be realized unless corresponding changes are implemented in the data center.

Has your data center been well maintained?

Do you believe this information is ripe and the data center needs to be better maintained? Or do think this information is only hype?

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