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Data Centre Optimisation

Regardless of whether you operate your IT infrastructure in the cloud, through a hybrid approach or on-premise, making sure it's operating effectively and efficiently is crucial to your business.

What is data centre optimisation?

Data centres drive the modern business. Yet they can be costly to manage, considering the floor space and energy use required, and difficult to maintain at times of growth or high stress. Finding ways to keep them operating at peak efficiency is therefore crucial to your success.

Data centre optimisation is designed to cut costs and maximise your productivity. It’s about making sure your technology and infrastructure is up-to-date, being used as effectively as possible, and consistently aligned with your business needs.

How it helps you

Optimising your data centre ensures it runs efficiently and cost effectively, meaning you get the superior productivity return your investment deserves with minimal carbon footprint.

It can also help reduce outgoings, which might range from the thousands to the millions, depending on the size of the data centre you need.

And it also makes sure your data is securely stored and protected, which in the post-GDPR world is essential to avoiding potentially damaging penalties.

Our optimisation services

Advisory services
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Advisory services

Learn how your data centre could be improved to better help you meet your company goals. With our advisory services you’ll benefit from having our experts on site, identifying any problematic issues and opportunities for reducing cost and increasing productivity—in line with your overall business strategy.

Server consolidation and virtualisation
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Server consolidation and virtualisation

Save on infrastructure costs by consolidating several servers into one machine running multiple virtual environments. This reduces your on-site hardware, which reduces your energy use for power and cooling, and means you won’t need to spend as much on ongoing maintenance either. Being centrally controlled, it also makes undertaking tasks like backup, archiving and recovery a lot faster, cheaper and easier.

Power usage
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Power usage

Reducing impact on the environment should be a key concern of any business. Fortunately there are many ways to achieve this, from improving a data centre’s Power Usage Effectiveness by identifying and fixing efficiency issues, to deploying your data centre to a location with a cheaper, greener power supply. We can talk you through the available options and what might suit your business best.

Colocation
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Colocation

Renting space at a colocation centre means you can house your own equipment off-site, with access to higher bandwidth at a lower cost—as you don’t have to pay for your own power or cooling systems, because it’s all provided. Security is often far more rigorous, both technological and physical, plus there is greater access to high level backups for protection of your data from catastrophic issues (including natural disasters).

Hybrid cloud platforms
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Hybrid cloud platforms

Integrating a hybrid cloud model into your data centre is one of the increasingly popular ways to improve efficiency. There are various options available, allowing your business to take advantage of superior technology and infrastructure without having to worry about purchasing or housing it all on-site. It simply extends from your own environment into the cloud, giving you the flexibility to work as you want now and scale up as your business grows.

Improve cooling & environmental variables
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Improve cooling & environmental variables

The environment of any data centre plays a key part in its effectiveness. Cooling technologies are obviously critical, but rack placement, density of servers, and even the type of flooring can greatly affect how well (or badly) a data centre performs—and how much it costs your business. With study of your set-up and processes, we can help you identify areas for improvement to meet current demands as well as optimise your data centre to meet potential future demands.

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