Category Archives: Education

This is it!

I saw this post from a parents group whose children are grown and flown. I can relate to it because, like her (the mom), we will be making our final college tuition payment for our youngest child this month.

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It’s no mean feat to support a child to college, and yes, we did it

We are also thankful that the child persisted through the difficulties of online learning. A few more months ‘til graduation, we can start saving for our home project and perhaps for our retirement.

School Update

It’s been a while since I posted about my younger kid here. No longer a young kid though, he’s actually in college now. By next year, we hope he will earn his college diploma.

K is currently enrolled at CIIT, taking up Bachelor of Multimedia Arts (BAMMA) through virtual classes.

By the way, the school sent this certificate to my son last month. I’m just happy and appreciate this young man for all his efforts despite the difficulties of online classes.

Also, it is my boy’s birthday today. I love you, son. I pray to God to continue to bless you with good health and a sound mind. May God grant your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans. 

The Top 5 Challenges in Data Center Management

Data centers are critical infrastructure for businesses in a wide variety of industries, and managing them comes with many challenges. The following five obstacles can make or break success in data center management. 

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1. Preventing Downtime

Data center downtime is every manager’s nightmare. While equipment is down, servers aren’t doing their jobs and people who need to access the information they contain can’t do so. Preventing downtime is one of the top reasons companies might work with a data center consulting firm.

2. Maximizing Utilization

There’s only so much power, cooling capability and space to go around in a data center, and managers must learn how to improve utilization of each resource. Doing so can be highly complicated, so use of a machine learning model may be the most effective way to make use of available resources.

3. Recording Operating Expenses 

A major goal of data center management is to reduce operating expenses, so being able to properly record the data on performance in relation to cost is a must. There are many software platforms that feature automatic data reporting that makes it easier to establish the value of a data center to a company.

4. Reducing Energy Expenditure

The nature of data centers means they consume immense amounts of energy by default. Altering certain configurations and usage patterns can help managers reduce the amount of electricity wasted, lowering carbon footprint in addition to reducing cost.

5. Maximizing Staff Potential

For a data center to work efficiently, employees need to be well-trained and used to their greatest potential. This often means managers have to retool and streamline workflows so staff aren’t wasting time finding out what their next assignment is. Another smart option is to implement automation tools that reduce the time employees spend doing menial tasks like manually logging hours or specific activities.  

Effectively managing a data center is no simple task, so consider working with a consulting firm if you are serious about improving performance and return on investment.