Energy Efficiency in the Data Center Via Remote Server Management

Energy Efficiency in the Data Center Via Remote Server Management

Data centers are large facilities that accommodate a multitude of computer systems. These centers are highly dynamic and can use up a vast amount of energy which could cause energy inefficiency.

In order to allay this problem Data Centers may promote data center solutions by incorporating remote server management to better utilize energy and resources usage.

Data Center solution through cloud computing. Cloud computing allows distribution or allocation of computing systems within and among a great number of computers through internet networking enabling different users to access the same data in real-time.

A cloud is virtually a conglomeration of programs that can be used anytime, anywhere by any one user as long as internet is available. There is no need for third-party interactions, users can directly latch on to data through sharing and can utilize programs by themselves.

Method of Serial-Port Management

Serial-Ports are receptacles that work as an entry point for data traveling from an external modem. Serial ports can be optimized and managed using different serial port set ups via a virtual serial port. VSP or virtual serial ports help establish communications on a more flexible interface unhindered by the conventional physical serial port.

Creating a Security-Hardened Device

In order to fend off malware and prevent your computer from catching a crippling bug you need hardening. Hardening is buffing up your security and protection by applying firewalls, closing unnecessary open ports, minimizing computing functions by getting rid of non essential software. The less activity your computer does the less vulnerable it is to be attacked.

Working it on so many programs will allow an opening, a portal so to speak for an invasion to likely occur. Protect your system by hardening your device with the right antiviral tools and apps. Detect malware and prevent intruders, install firewalls, discover new threats and find programs that automatically deal with such threats. Any unused or unnecessary file or program should be deleted or removed. Regularly run screening tests.

Sources of Inefficiency

Inefficiency can be caused by a number of factors. Power usage and wastage is one, which can be caused by having too many virtual servers and is due to poor monitoring. Poor control of energy and electrical efficiency, inefficient temperature control, and poor management of notifications and system upgrades. Equipment and computing systems need constant review to ensure they are in good working condition.

By Virtualizing Servers

The Internet by virtue of user expansion makes it a difficult task to manage multiple server users at the same time. Data centers find it extremely difficult if run by a singular server. In order to optimize available- but remote- physical servers by a single computer one can create “virtual servers” and thus have multiple operating systems running in the same unit. This is an economical way to increase efficiency and maximize the use of physical servers.

Consolidate Servers with Blades

In the same manner that you would want to optimize your servers you also do not want surplus to affect your resources. Sometimes having too many services can bog down the system especially when they are not really utilized so much but take up the same amount of resources.

In order to solve this problem you need to consolidated servers with blades, by doing so you will cut costs and increase efficiency. Blades are compact servers. They are basically stripped of all unnecessary properties and is composed of the essentials: hard drives, I/O cards, network interconnections, and memory, depending on the company making them.

They can be used for a multitude of singular task functions. Virtual server host platforms, File sharing, virtual server host platforms, video and audio streaming, and web page serving and caching among other things.

About: Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., a managed and cloud computing service provider company in Portland, OR. Deney is the only localised and authorised  IBM business partner in Pacific Northwest. You can also follow him on LinkedIn.