Data Abroad: 4 Tips for Managing Remote Data Centres

  • Michael Grant
  • February 11, 2018

For many years, it has been challenging to find experts in data centers. One of the main trends we have seen over the years is IT solutions to the main data centers. days have passed when the centralized IT staff determined infrastructure management to the data centers.

Also, days are passed when the data center network had a dedicated IT profession at sites that run numerous applications as well as local services. Their problems are associated with time and cost because traveling to managed hosts to fix and diagnose problems.

The good news is that there is a wide range of managed hosting services and technologies to make this work easier.

1. Out-of-band Management

Data centre management allows access to the remote servers. This access level depicts the actual server access while you are present. You can see error messages using the web browser as well as boot up from USB sticks and CDROMs. Normally, a dedicated data centre network card is available for this service. From the security point of view, you should connect this card to a secure network protected with access control lists.

2. In-Band Management


Using in-band management, you get an increased capability to get desktop access once the operating system completes the boot process. The Microsoft Desktop Remote Protocol service is the best example for the in-bound managed hosting. For this reason, you must be sure that your server is full patched with the vulnerabilities that coexist with Microsoft Desktop Remote Protocol.

3. Server Deployment


If you deploy the servers as the virtual machines, you will have an increased capability to change or alter the CPU or memory settings for remote allocations. You can also get a report from most virtual machines that perform such functions to take the most appropriate action whenever you are busy.

One of the things that are important, and have to be watched, with these applications are the database because they often run better with physical servers rather than the cloud. This is because of the large amounts of data writes and reads that occur to amount to slowing down the virtual infrastructure.

4. Network Monitoring


Network standards for monitoring like WMI and SNMP will gather performance metrics that are often stored and accessed from a central location. There are two ways of collecting data. In the first place, a tool for monitoring the network will check metrics like memory and CPU metrics. The data is then trended to t spot whenever something bad happens. In the second place, you can configure remote servers to send alerts whenever something is wrong.

Do you have tips on managing g remote data centers and networks? These are some of the most prominent things that are needed to make the work easier.

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Hello, my name is Michael and I'm a cancer survivor. I'm also a home entrepreneur and stay-at-home grandfather. In the past thirty years, I've dabbled in the the financial sector, the technology industry, as well as a little business consulting. I guess you can call me a jack of all trades!