You can’t manage what you can’t identify. A data center audit from Silverback Data Center Solutions takes the complete picture of your data center infrastructure.
Data center operations leaders often lack accurate documentation of their physical assets–servers, storage devices, patch panels, cables, racks, and cabinets—and how they are connected.
Generating and maintaining this accurate documentation is easy to put off until your business needs change. Your company grows, you acquire another company, you outgrow your data center space, and suddenly you need an accurate and complete big picture of your data center infrastructure, now.
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We’ll map and document every cabinet, device, port, cable switch, and any other piece in your data center.
A data center audit program can focus on many aspects of data centers: cooling, energy efficiency, storage or processing capacity, physical or cyber security. Our data center audit service focuses on your data center infrastructure, the physical devices and connections that form your data center environment.
Our accurate asset information, device elevations, and network port map of your infrastructure provides a foundation for all your other maintenance, support, upgrade, migration, and decommissioning work. Using your data center audit results to implement a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution means you’re on your way to documentation that is always current.
Data Center Audit Checklist
- Rack placement within environment
- Rack/cabinet (make/model)
- Serial number
- Asset tag
- Labeled hostname
- Location (rack and RU)
- Non-Device Location for
- Patch panels
- Blanking panels
- Wire managers
- Port-to-port connection documentation
- Full documentation of all in-rack and out-of-rack connections
Benefits of Silverback Data Center Audits
- Our field-tested tools and methods support a transparent and repeatable process that creates high-quality data describing your data center.
- Get results fast—we’re efficient because we’re experienced experts.
- We provide the audit data in the format you need.
Adding our expert help means your network engineers and administrators focus on keeping your operations running smoothly.
Watch this video for a quick walkthrough of the template we use during a data center audit to capture
- Starting and ending device
- Cable color, type, and length
You can also download a copy of this template.
Not all audits are the same. Our data center audit program offers three levels of detail. The level you choose depends on your business process goals. We can customize each level to meet your specific needs.
Data Center Migration Audit
We audit many of the data centers that we relocate and have for 15 years. This audit captures the location and elevation of all the devices to be migrated and how they connect with one another. We use this to accurately and confidently replicate your data center at the destination location.
Business Process Audit
Our data center infrastructure audit builds the accurate and timely record you need to support business processes such as asset tagging, power requirements, inventory, warranty service, and insurance coverage reviews. You can leverage this data center audit report help you generate the to-be design of your data center and consolidate and reorganize assets.
DCIM Implementation Audit
Every organization that operates a data center can benefit from implementing DCIM software. A major barrier to implementation is documenting the as-is state of your data center. Our DCIM implementation audit gathers the data you need to get started and provides that data in the format you need for easy upload to your chosen DCIM software. Our helping hand puts you closer to ROI on your DCIM investment.
Consult with a Data Center Audit Specialist Today
Contact us today if you have questions about auditing your data center, or you’re ready to start documenting your data center environment. Our expert, professional staff are happy to share their knowledge.