How to Contain NOC Costs and Maintain Internal Functions— December 15, 2017
Summary: The drastic rise of NOC and data center costs are starting to become a concern that many organizations are looking to address.
NOC Centers and data centers have a tendency to eat up a large amount of a company’s profit and capital. With numerous ways to address this concern, this article is designed to showcase some of the most popular ways to reduce costs while still keeping these centers running at peak efficiency.
First and foremost, one of the biggest concerns in today’s centralized NOC and data center design is cost cutting. Most companies want to remain efficient with IT infrastructure, and other components, while still remaining productive. Additionally, they’re also looking for ways to reduce the overall financial threshold these centers are costing them at the same time. Remember, certain cost-cutting actions may have a drastic impact on the overall level of efficiency at what these centers are operating at.
Minimizing Infrastructure Incidents
One positive step towards reducing costs within a data center is to reduce the number of incidents that occur on the infrastructure. How can you go about doing this? Having a resilient and well-designed infrastructure plays a large role, but more importantly having a management team that is more than capable is key.
By maintaining a selective set of management tools that can automate certain tasks, correlate events, and provide another set of eyes on one’s network health can ultimately help a company’s productivity without having to spend more on optimizing the network itself. It’s work for a variety of companies can work for you if implemented correctly.
One recommendation is to integrate high-performance analytics tools within the data center so degradation can be avoided. If this is done correctly, it can positively impact costs and reduce the level of financial stress on a company. Furthermore, these tools contain metrics that assist the data center manager in regards to forward planning.