Data centres and server rooms can be cold, wild places of uncertainty – but only when they are managed with careless abandon. Trying to track down a single piece of equipment or replace old, faulty cabling when your documentation has not been updated can be a nightmare.
Outdated documentation is like following a map that hasn’t been updated for a while. You’re likely to find yourself at a dead end or driving off a cliff if you’re not paying attention to the route ahead. Likewise, when failures or outages happen, the last thing you want is to find yourself in the middle of nowhere, with no idea how to find the fault. If you don’t have updated documentation, it’s time to look into this.
Accurate documentation for your technology infrastructure can save you from unnecessary downtime and big bills.
With all companies, employees come and go. If you’re managing your own server room or data centre, it’s likely that your in-house IT team is looking after the day-to-day operations, which may include replacing the odd piece of equipment or adding some new cabling. Sometimes when changes happen, it’s 14 not always recorded. This can become a serious problem in the long term when your team needs to track down a fault but the equipment register is not up to date. As a result, it’s become a best practice to perform a full audit and reestablish an accurate documentation baseline every few years, at a minimum.
Our team of data centre audit experts is well equipped to help you gain control of your server room or data centre. By establishing an accurate documentation register, fault rectification will be notably easier with reduced downtime and business interruption.
Additionally, if you’re thinking of migrating or relocating, this will require an accurate map of all equipment and their precise interconnections: your servers, switches and ancillary equipment. This is where a full Connectium data centre audit can ensure that your business is ready for a move.
Why choose Connectium for your data centre audit?
You want the expert cartographers (map specialists) at Connectium to map out your data centre.
Since 2016, the Connectium team has been performing data centre audits and large migrations, with hundreds of clients enjoying their documentation being 100% accurate and up-to-date. And with over 30 years of combined experience, you know that you’re in good hands.
Using non-invasive techniques, Connectium audits are virtually risk-free, so no 15 disconnection or downtime for your business.
- In-depth audits
- Non-invasive techniques
- Out of hours physical trace
- Limit your surprises and downtime
- Meet your Go-Live target