Alex Carroll and Rich Banta from Lifeline Data Centers

Did you know that there are a few simple and easy tricks and tips to improve server performance? Some of the tips mentioned below can result in considerable increase in performance with minimal expenses. Here are the top three factors that can help improve server performance.

  • 3 Tips to Improve Server PerformanceCorrect server configuration: It is very important to verify BIOS settings after powering up a new server. The server administrators need to familiarize themselves with the underlying technology so as to identify and make best use of undervalued server features.
  • Optimizing and monitoring host server performance: This is a very important aspect to consider for virtualization setups. The fundamental rule is that the host operating system must be placed on a dedicated disk drive to avoid disk resource contention.
  • Use of performance monitoring tools: This is one thing that simply should not and cannot be avoided in a data center environment. Nagios is one of the best tools out there that is open source and free. There are also tools like Cacti that polls system statistics and represents them graphically. These tools help the system administrator in monitoring areas such as the CPU Load, I/O bottlenecks, both disk I/O and network I/O and RAM and swap utilization. These tools help in saving money in the long term. Investing in them and training the support staff to understand them is one of the best things you could do for improving server performance.

As you can tell from the list above, data center management is surely not an easy job and needs professional experts to manage, monitor and administer. For some of the best folks in the business in Indianapolis, get in touch with and schedule a free consultation today.

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.
Alex Carroll
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