EDITOR ’ S QUESTION
SEBASTIAN KRUEGER , VICE PRESIDENT FOR ASIA PACIFIC AT PAESSLER
igital Transformation journeys were once
D considered a multiyear evolution , but now they ’ ve been dramatically compressed due to the urgency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic . Demand for data centres in Asia Pacific has skyrocketed due to the widespread adoption of digital communication tools in the cloud and e-commerce .
DEMAND FOR DATA CENTRES IN ASIA PACIFIC HAS SKYROCKETED DUE TO THE WIDESPREAD ADOPTION OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TOOLS IN THE CLOUD AND E-COMMERCE .
The last two or so years have shown us that data centres have become the essential infrastructure many businesses now need . With organisations continuing to work remotely and many migrating to the cloud , data centre companies and managed service providers ( MSP ) have had to respond to the increased demand and adapt how they deliver their services so their customers can stay agile .
We ’ ve seen an increase in smaller data centres being established in Asia Pacific by MSPs for their clients and this has driven the need to monitor these facilities in terms of both whether the technical equipment is functioning at optimal levels and also how physical aspects could impact its performance , such as humidity , heat and vibration .
This is where Paessler comes in . Using our PRTG Hosted Monitoring system , we can ensure that all of the technical equipment , such as the racks of servers , as well as the cooling systems , are functioning as they should be with hundreds of sensors deployed across an entire data centre that will send alerts if anything needs attention .
We are seeing a real focus on sustainability and energy consumption in every country in the APAC region . The Singaporean Government , for example , has set limits on the number of new data centres permitted
WE ARE SEEING A REAL FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN EVERY COUNTRY IN THE APAC REGION .
due to environmental impact concerns and other countries may follow suit . As a result , data centre managers in this region believe that sustainability will significantly impact their operations and decisionmaking going forward so we need to be cognisant of this .
If data centre managers had visibility of their energy usage data , this would enable them to add transformational business value , maximise efficiency and reduce waste . Paessler can monitor and report on energy usage for every rack in the data centre , which is valuable information for most organisations that need to report on energy usage due to the requirement to reduce emissions on our journey towards the goal of net zero .
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