About This Chapter
Data Center Management - Chapter Summary
Managing a data center requires monitoring and analyzing data from various sources and overseeing overall effectiveness to ensure vital aspects of a business are functioning optimally. Top instructors present entertaining lessons that take a close look at what it takes to manage a data center. Learn the meaning of data center management, and examine common software choices for managers. Lessons also provide in-depth looks at data center network management and the components, tools and software associated with data center infrastructure management.
Each lesson in this chapter covers a different aspect of data center management, allowing you to review this concept at your own pace. Mobile features enable you to access lessons from your smartphone or tablet, in addition to your computer. With the lessons are short online quizzes designed to gauge your knowledge of these concepts. Any questions you have about this chapter's topics can be submitted to experts with a wealth of data center management knowledge.
How It Helps
Data center management is vital to the success of a business. In our technology-driven society, most aspects of a business operate digitally, including computer systems, environmental controls, power supplies and security devices. With help from this chapter, you can identify the best software and tools to use when managing a center, while getting a good grasp of what it takes to manage infrastructure and networks. Whether you're looking to excel in your current position or embark on a new career, these lessons equip you with the knowledge and expertise you'll need to succeed.
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Incorporate what you've learned about data center management into the workplace
- Identify specific software you can use in the data center
- Utilize your knowledge of network management to help the data center run more effectively
- Enhance your data center infrastructure management by understanding its components
- Pinpoint tools and software to use for data center infrastructure management
1. What is Data Center Management?
As more and more information is held in data centers, the expertise of those who manage them will only become more important. This lesson looks at the skills needed for managing a data center properly.
2. Software for Data Center Management
Businesses today are using data centers to manage the vast amount of information they collect. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the data center, the software used to manage them, and some examples of that software.
3. Data Center Network Management
Data centers rely on communications to move information around. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the data center, what it is, and how network management differs for them.
4. What is Data Center Infrastructure Management? - Components
Data centers are becoming a common business tool these days. And with the advantages they offer, why not? In this lesson, we'll take a close look at Data Center Infrastructure Management.
5. Data Center Infrastructure Management: Tools & Software
The need to organize and effectively manage information is common in business today. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the data center, infrastructure management, and some tools and software used to manage them.
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