The market for tools to monitor, manage and automate data centers continues to evolve. Our Executive Roundtable panel discusses significant trends in tools for monitoring and managing data centers.
A new wave of data center transparency has just begun to peak over the horizon, and as colocation customers begin to understand the benefits that come with this newfound visibility into their IT environment, they will begin to demand it as a necessity from their colocation partners.
Digital business technology is rapidly advancing and increasing traffic within data centers. Manual processes will no longer suffice to keep up with increased demand. To learn more about managing data center expansion and complexity download this guide.
You and your IT associates have done a thorough evaluation of your DCIM software and are convinced that DCIM will make a major difference in the operation of your data center. Based on our experience with organizations like yours, we have learned six, simple lessons that can help you build a simple ROI model and get approval for your DCIM deployment. To learn what the 6 lessons are download this guide.
Considering a DCIM project in the near future? Here are the top 3 out of 10 key considerations for success.
1. Be clear on problems and prioritize over time
2. Don’t get caught in the feature comparison trap
3. Understand current processes and desired outcomes
To see the other 7 top considerations for your DCIM project download this guide.
When choosing or implementing DCIM Software you must first identify Your Top Data Center Challenges. Once your Top Data Center Challenges have been identified, gain the knowledge you need to make informed decisions. Test Drive DCIM Today
In this week’s Voices of the Industry Patrick Quirk, VP and GM of Converged Systems for Emerson Network Power, explains how using Redfish specification can improve the simplicity, visibility and control of IT.
This whitepaper examines some of the short- and long-term issues and challenges that should be part of your due diligence when facing growing demands of your organization’s evolving computing architecture with a good strategy and making economic decisions.
It also provides guidelines for evaluating the alternative choices, such as colocation and hosted service providers, as well as cloud services, which can all be utilized together for enhanced flexibility.
A recent survey of 200 data center managers across the US and UK reveals that a large proportion of centers take a manual approach to planning and forecasting. Despite its limitations, MS Excel emerges as a popular tool and nearly one in ten resort to walking around a data center with a tape measure. Only just over half are able to benefit from using Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools.
The Intel DCM solution provided us with real-time and historical data center thermal maps and cooling analysis. The analysis covered not only servers and racks from different OEMs but also storage, networks, and facilities equipment. We were able to detect hotspots and cooling anomalies and find ”ghost” (underused) servers. Because Intel DCM was easy to implement, integrate, administer, and operate, this solution provided significant ROI in a short amount of time.