In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, discusses the challenges of managing data centers in a world where cloud is king, what enterprise and colocation data centers can learn from the cloud, and how to modernize data center operations to remain competitive — and operate you data center like a cloud provider.
Sunbird specializes in Data Center Infrastucture Management (DCIM) software to address a variety of data center needs while being user friendly. Their software bundle includes modules from power and environment management to data center floor visualization and security reporting. Sunbird focuses on working with customers to create personalized DCIM solutions to save costs and improve availability.
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Edge data centers are cost-effective options that are just as mission critical as their traditional enterprise counterparts but have their own set of management challenges. Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, explores challenges of edge data center deployments, the data and capabilities you need to effectively manage these data centers, and why DCIM software is a critical enabler for achieving success at the edge.
A data center is an interconnected system with thousands or, in some cases, over a million pieces of equipment from hundreds of vendors. With what-if analysis done right, you can quickly derive the insights you need to quickly provision and manage resources for the needs of dynamic IT architectures.
This is the fourth and final entry in a Data Center Frontier series that explores the ins and outs of DCIM systems.
This is the third entry in a Data Center Frontier series that explores key DCIM functionality considerations, and how to tell if your company should adopt a DCIM system.
This is the second entry in a Data Center Frontier series that explores key DCIM functionality considerations, and how to tell if your company should adopt a DCIM system.
This is the first entry in a Data Center Frontier series the ins and outs of a data center infrastructure system, and how to tell if your company would benefit from a DCIM. One of the major considerations that organizations need to examine and address before contemplating a DCIM solution is to assess their own organization’s existing departments and interdepartmental practices, procedures and pain points.
Whether you’re building a new data center, moving to a colocation facility, or transitioning to a cloud/hybrid environment, a data center migration is a complicated, risky endeavor. And many crucial considerations for success often aren’t considered at all in the planning and execution of data center migration.