Data Center Monitoring: ‘Our Challenges and Accomplishments’
Founded in 2006, Worldstream is a fast-growing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider with global operations and two company-owned, compliant data centers located in the Netherlands. With 15,000 ‘unmanaged’ dedicated servers residing in its data centers, Worldstream serves a growing customer base with thousands of clients from around the world.
In this talk, you’ll get extensive insight into Worldstream’s technical challenges when it comes to monitoring its data centers. The company’s data centers are well-organized and third-party certified according to standards like ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, PCI-DSS, and ISO 14001:2015. Data center monitoring plays an important role in upholding the facilities’ uptime and enterprise-grade qualities. The monitoring of Worldstream’s data centers includes effective detection of cooling, power and fire/water for example.This talk delves into the technical challenges that Worldstream has faced, the lessons learned and what has been accomplished.
Remi Frenay is a Senior Developer at Worldstream. His specialties include C/C++ (Linux/Windows), Assembly, PHP, Perl, and Linux administration. Among other engineering tasks and goals, Remi is responsible for the development of various Icinga tools – to monitor Worldstream’s data center facilities in Naaldwijk and its vast global network and systems.
As former owner of a web hosting and software development company, it was always self-evident to Frenay how necessary a proper monitoring of systems and services actually is.