Articles Tagged: DCIM

Data Center Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Earlier this month I attended the Schneider Electric “Leadership Forum” – an annual get-together where the company’s strategy is shared, discussed and then disseminated. It’s not unusual for these events… Read more »

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Don’t Leave Your Data Center Stranded Out in the Cold

For most companies, data center capacity comes at a premium, so it’s important to be able to wring every bit of it out of the space and infrastructure you have… Read more »

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Intel and Schneider Electric: ITaaS is No Gamble at Gartner’s Las Vegas Data Center Event

Gartner’s Data Center Conference 2012 (2nd – 6th December 2012, Las Vegas Nevada) looks like it’s going to be a stimulating couple of days in the desert. What I like… Read more »

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A Piece of the Efficiency Puzzle: Integrated DCIM and Virtualization Management

If data center efficiency was ever off the map, it’s certainly back on it now. More than ever, companies across the board are being pushed to be “green” not just… Read more »

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Why DCIM Can Bring Together What ITIL Alone Can’t

In an enterprise, the information technology function actually should be viewed as a service. In essence, the value of IT comes from what it can deliver for business functions like… Read more »

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Could DCIM signal “Merry Christmas” for Colo Data Center Operators?

I’d like to share a modern parable about unexpected consequences. My story concerns the humble text message, which is the most widely used mobile data service today. Portio Research estimates… Read more »

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How Better Building Security Can Aid Your Data Center

There is more to data center security than the software layers that handle functions like log-on and authentication. While data centers need the best available software to secure online access… Read more »

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When It Comes to Data Center Design, Never Make Assumptions

“Never assume,” my old boss used to say to anyone who would listen, “it makes an a** out  of you and me.” It might be an old adage, but it’s… Read more »

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Systems should be open, that’s why we built StruxureWare that way

Schneider Electric’s involvement in the Cisco House project at Olympic Park has had a number of interesting outcomes, many of which I’m sure are, or will be, covered off in… Read more »

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Maximizing DCIM: The Right Lifecycle, Not Just The Right Solution

When it comes to deployment of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software, there can be projects that seem to have everything in place in terms of the design and specification… Read more »

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How Advanced Analytics and Predictive Simulation Help Data Centers Enhance Performance

According to the Uptime Institute (an independent division of the research company 451 Group), “the market for Data Center Management Systems, of which Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) systems represent… Read more »

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To Thrive in the IoT Era, Colocation Providers Must Drink Their Share of IoT Champagne

IT companies for years have talked – or even bragged – about how they “eat their own dog food,” meaning they use the products they make. Personally I never liked… Read more »

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Getting Your DCOI Strategy On Track

While the rest of the country went on summer vacation, those of us in the government space remained busy closing out the fiscal year and prepping to meet the latest… Read more »

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One year on: An update on DCIM adoption from Data Centres Europe 2013

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software is one of the hot topics of the day in the data center industry, with much of the talk on booths, platforms and in… Read more »

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DCOI: The Advantages of Early Adoption

Everett Rogers created a theory in 1962 to explain how, why and at what rate new ideas and technology spread. If the “diffusion of innovations” doesn’t sound familiar to you,… Read more »

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Sausage Making and Digital Remote Monitoring Platforms

UsingEnglish.com explains the “watching sausage being made” idiom in this way: “If something is like watching sausages getting made, unpleasant truths about it emerge that make it much less appealing. … Read more »

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Learn How to Get Smarter About Your Data Center at Energy University

All too many data center operators are unable to answer simple questions about their data centers, such as where best to deploy a new server from a power and cooling… Read more »

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Facing Pressure to Build Fast and Cut Costs, Data Center Owners Turn to Prefab and DCIM

After attending the Datacloud Europe event in Monaco last month, my #1 take-away is that many of the technologies that have been promoted in the industry have become standard practice… Read more »

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Best of Schneider Electric T.V.

Below I have put together a video loop of some of my favorites from Schneider Electric T.V., or as we like to call it around here, SETV. Among the other… Read more »

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DCIM at the speed of thought

I was in Vilnius this week, speaking at an Oracle Day 2011 conference. To me it’s always interesting to hear what my fellow speakers have to say, as well as… Read more »

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DataCenterDynamics Converged SE: Clearing up a Foggy View of the Future

When a fictional fortuneteller rubs her crystal ball, the fog within the orb magically clears to reveal the future. In real life, we need experts with real-world experience to help… Read more »

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Helping Internal Colocation Service Providers Manage Multi-Tenant Environments More Effectively

Over my last few blogs I’ve been writing about the benefits which transparency can potentially bring to colocation service providers as well as the consumers of colocation services. I’ve tried… Read more »

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Animal Logic Builds an Oscar-worthy Prefabricated Data Center

Animal Logic has won its fair share of awards for films including The Lego Movie, and has worked on other high-profile films including The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The… Read more »

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A Piece of the Efficiency Puzzle: Integrated DCIM and Virtualization Management

If data center efficiency was ever off the map, it’s certainly back on it now. More than ever, companies across the board are being pushed to be “green” not just… Read more »

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How energy efficiency in small offices and branches leads to huge benefits for banks

Large enterprises such as major banks and other financial institutions can run vast data centers, massive office buildings and branches that consume huge amounts of energy. To keep availability up… Read more »

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CenturyLink drives operational efficiencies with DCIM

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is becoming more broadly adopted to plan, monitor and operate the modern data center. What has the tool done for companies thus far? As part… Read more »

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DCIM vs The Spreadsheet

Somewhere in my Dad’s toolbox you’ll find an ordinary table knife. I suppose at some time it was used for eating meals, but not in my parent’s home. As long… Read more »

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What’s new for Co-location Service Providers in StruxureWare for Data Centers?

Schneider Electric recently used DatacenterDynamics Converged 2012 in London as the launch platform for StruxureWare Data Center Operation for Co-location – a new flavor of the company’s DCIM software which addresses… Read more »

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DCIM and ITSM; What have the Romans done for us and shameless promotion of some facts

A recent article by David Chernicoff called “When DCIM met ITSM” prompted me to start writing the blog about ITSM I’d been promising myself for some while now. But having… Read more »

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8 Megatrends Impacting the Colocation Industry

As the importance of the data center in business rises, so do the disruptions to the colocation market — resulting in both challenges and opportunities. In particular, we’ve identified eight… Read more »

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