Data Centre Management vs Design. Which is more important?
A well designed and run Tier 3 data centre may last 40 years without major failure whereas a poorly operated Tier 4 data centre could fail every six months. A well designed data centre must surely be easier to manage but without good management the data centre will not provide the service for which it was built.
In this paper we discuss the importance of both data centre design and a data centre operational management in improving the availability of data centre services.