Data Center Automation

With the growing intricacy and sophistication of data centers, automation has become indispensable for conducting business operations at peak efficiency.

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Automated Data Center Operations

Data center automation employs both software and hardware utilities to streamline workflows and processes in your data center. Activities that would usually require manual intervention can be automated to manage the majority of data center tasks, such as monitoring and upkeep.

Exodata brings a wealth of experience in planning and running data center facilities, with many being managed remotely by our team. Additionally, our experts in Microsoft can deploy System Center and Endpoint Manager utilities throughout your infrastructure to enable automated management of popular Microsoft applications.

Advantages of Automated Data Center Operations

Automating your data center frees up IT staff to focus on strategic initiatives, rather than getting bogged down with repetitive tasks. This also minimizes the risk of human errors that can occur due to factors like fatigue or distraction.

Monitoring and Alert-Driven Automation

We can assist in establishing automated monitoring and alert systems within your physical data center, covering aspects such as security, power, humidity, and temperature.

  • Trigger safety alerts
  • Initiate security lockdowns in specific areas
  • Activate selected cameras and send footage to designated contacts
  • Alert selected individuals upon certain conditions
  • Adjust temperature in designated data center areas or levels
  • Activate generators and switch power sources
  • Monitor the health of UPS and batteries
  • Initiate localized fire-suppression measures based on sensor readings
  • Control access to specific rooms and server racks through biometrics, keycards, or PINs

Virtual Machine Governance

Through Azure Automation, System Center, and Endpoint Manager, we offer self-service and reusable automation solutions for on-premises enterprise data center management scenarios. Many of these automated tasks can be easily converted to PowerShell for use in other automation frameworks.

  • Create Windows Virtual Machine (VM)
  • Generate Linux VM (with or without customization)
  • Produce parameterized VMs
  • Capture snapshots
  • Update hardware configurations (like memory and CPU in VMs)
  • Revert to a Snapshot
  • Power down VMs
  • Start up VMs
  • Update VMware Tools within a VM

Endpoint and Device Administration

Exodata offers agent-based automation utilities that enable remote control, patch management, software distribution, OS deployment, network access protection, and hardware and software inventory tracking.

Automating Active Directory Tasks

Microsoft SQL Server Active Directory (AD) serves as a comprehensive directory service. We can assist in automating routine AD operations, including:

  • Creating and deleting users
  • Resetting AD user passwords
  • Adding users to groups
  • Assigning users or groups to file shares