Jul 08 2011

Data Center Optimization

Horace Blackman, central office CIO for the Veteran Affairs Department, offers a few key tips to keep in mind before kicking off a data center optimization initiative:

  • Understand impact on business: Make sure that optimization efforts won't negatively impact regular operations.
  • Educate Your Users: Keep users and customers up to date on any impacts they might face as a result of any data center optimization efforts.
  • Future-Proof the Infrastructure: Avoid building a static model. Look forward, because these data centers will be in place for the next five to ten years.