Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Bill Kleyman.

This is the second entry in a Data Center Frontier series that explores how IT needs are evolving mission-critical data center design. This series, compiled in a special report, also explores design and management for mission-critical data centers. 

Having clear visibility into your entire data center ecosystem and its most critical components is an essential part of resiliency. To be resilient, you have to aware of the state of your IT assets, including network and infrastructure. You need to monitor the health of critical systems and the solutions that enable their resiliency. This means using not only native tools, but ones provided by the data center partner.

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