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Data center is the place, where companies and organizations keep a huge amount of data that needs to be tend to by applications. Data center planning is based on the infrastructure of the network and resources that are actively shared across countless logical participants. At this section you'll be reading the latest news concerning data center monitoring solutions, best practices and monitoring tools.
This week the Federal Government of Brazil published a decree establishing measures for the reduction of electricity consumption at the level of the national system. The document provides for a 10% to 20% reduction in consumption between September 2021 and April 2022, compared to the average for the same months in the years 2018 and 2019, and directly impacts data centres and data processing centres in the country.Among the recommendations is the reduction in the use of energy for cooling environments, keeping “the rooms of the data processing centres cooled only to the limit of what is technically necessary”
Managing data centers is often seen as a task akin to balancing spinning plates – it requires finding the best balance between managing workloads and IT staff, raising efficiency, and cutting costs. More recently, this work has gained the help of a major partner – Artificial Intelligence (AI).AI promises to be a great ally in the automatic management of tasks performed in data centers, thus freeing IT professionals to perform tasks that actually require human intervention. In addition, the tools used so far tend only to provide answers to the problems that arise in these environments, but do not explore data to make predictions, reduce the incidence of problems and optimize resources, as can do the AI solutions, highlights Sean Kenney, director of KPMG.
In March 2021 OVH had one of its data centres in Strasbourg, France, destroyed by fire and another partially damaged, paralysing the services of more than 3 million websites, including government agencies, banks, shops, news and gaming services. The shutdown of one of Europe's largest data centre companies, a direct competitor to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, yielded a loss of millions of euros to the company's customers.