Data Center

A managed data center is a type of data center model that is deployed and monitored at/from a third-party data center service provider. It provides features and functionality similar to that of a standard data center, but through a managed service platform (MSP).

 

A managed data center can be sourced from data center hosting, colocation or through a cloud-based data center as a service (DCaaS) platform. Managed data centers can be partially or entirely managed.

  • Partially managed data center enables organizations to have some level of administrative control over the data center infrastructure and/or service
  • Fully managed data center enables all of the back-end data center administration and management to the data center provider

 

Key features for Data Center Managed Service include:

  • 24x7x365 infrastructure monitoring spanning compute, storage, switches, hypervisors, converged infrastructure, as well as, support for operating systems, applications, databases, business continuity, and connectivity
  • Multiple engineering and operational disciplines to address data center and cloud operations and management complexity
  • Flexible and elastic services model to augment and/or circumvent the hiring, cultivating, and maintenance of skilled resources
  • Rapid scaling and deployment of new services to meet business demands
  • Rapid adoption of new technologies in new and existing environments
  • Relevant visibility into data center and cloud infrastructure to drive actionable intelligence and efficient operations
  • Multi-technology and multi-vendor case management

 

Typical service provider is generally responsible for:

  • Upkeep and maintenance of all hardware, network equipment and services
  • Installation, upgrade and patching of operating systems and other system-level software
  • Data center storage and backup maintenance
  • Fault tolerance and data center infrastructure redundancy in case of disaster or other disrupting events
  • Review All Backup Data
  • Detect Driver Failures
  • Update Antivirus Software
  • Ensure there is adequate space on the server to bear the load