Blogger’s note: Baseline’s slideshow below revolves around difficulties with budgets and competent data center staffing. Many IT operations groups are trying to manage two complex lines of business:

  • information technology operations
  • mission critical facilities infrastructure.

Many IT operations leaders have come to realize that these two disciplines are too much for their staff. These organizations outsource the mission critical facilities discipline (data center compliance, hardened buildings, power, cooling, fire suppression, security, and telecom) to improve service levels and focus on building and delivering reliable IT infrastructure.

Baseline: Hard Times in the Data Center

IT leaders say they’re having trouble keeping their data centers staffed with competent, trained employees. Budget strains, training woes, and recruiting issues are among the issues at hand. These statistics come from the 2010 edition of Symantec’s annual State of the Data Center report.

Baseline Slideshow

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.