A data center, or datacenter, often requires extensive redundant or backup power supply systems, cooling systems, redundant networking connections and policy-based security systems for running the enterprise’s core applications.
Data center management involves ensuring the reliability of both the connections to the data center as well as the mission-critical information contained within the data center’s storage. It also entails efficiently placing application workloads on the most cost-effective compute resource available.
About Mahesh Trivedi –
Mahesh was formerly Head Engineering at Bridge Data Centres prior to which he worked at STTelemedia GDC India as Vice President & Head – Data Centre Operations handling 14 Data Centers Pan India. Prior to this worked with Netmagic as Sr.VP & Head – DC Facilities for 12+ years. Mahesh has 25+ yrs of in-depth experience in Projects & Operations of – Mission Critical Installations – Datacenter design, build, project management and Operations. He had expertise in Datacentre infrastructure strategies, technology and engineering. Data Centre build project planning and budgeting, driving Green initiatives and Operational excellence to improve margins.
Excerpts from the interview of Mahesh Trivedi, Industry Expert :
Q. How do you plan to meet the energy reduction challenge?
Energy is becoming a big issue not only in India but in abroad as well. There are multiple aspects to the energy scenario, one is the scarcity and the availability of the energy, second is the carbon fuel reduction.
Way broadly it starts with the IT, where better server utilization, virtualization or shifting off the work loads, shutting off traumatized servers and having efficient power supply. It starts from there and then you can go to the facility site where you can operate the temperature, have efficient UPS, and things like that.
Q. What energy-saving steps can IT Professionals take right that will have the best return on investment?
We are closely working with IT equipment manufacturers. What are the things we are recommending for end user of IT is that they should have efficient power supply. We are seeing the data and it looks like if you upgrade the power supply to a more efficient one’s, then there is definitely, a reduction in the energy consumption.