Not only are data centers the place where today’s companies store all the big data they are gathering and analyzing, they can also be a source of best practices for big data programs and analytics. Every piece of equipment and every action inside the data center creates data. The challenge is to be able to collect, aggregate and analyze real-time data so that it can provide the visibility needed to make critical business decisions.
Today’s data center—whether it’s for a global enterprise, a colocation company or cloud provider—supports more critical, interdependent devices and IT systems than ever before. This fact has increased the complexity of data center operations – and created the need for more sophisticated and automated approaches to manage the IT infrastructure.