Articles Tagged: DCIM

StruxureWare for Data Centers Campaign Highlights the Value of DCIM

As one of the senior marketing guys here at Schneider Electric, I’m more than a little interested in our various marketing campaigns, and we recently launched a big one around… Read more »

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Data Center Lifecycle Principles: Part 1 of 2 – Design for Change

Recently, we’ve begun to hear more about a lifecycle approach to data centers. For years, the approach to data centers tended to be design- and technology-centric; what’s the best design… Read more »

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BMS and DCIM Integration: Not Just for the Enterprise Market Anymore

The growing trend toward higher density through virtualization and cloud computing requires facilities and IT to be constantly aligned. This means that a comprehensive management solution is essential to the… Read more »

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Struxureware Brings Important New Insights For Outsourced Data Centers

Conferences and expos are always a good place to explore new product and solutions offerings – DatacenterDynamics Converged 2012 in London was no exception. Schneider Electric used this important gathering… Read more »

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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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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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IT vs Facilities: Why can’t we be friends?

In the world of demand side energy management it is not uncommon for there to be a divide between facilities and IT within an organization.  Initiatives to stem energy usage… 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 Provides Enterprises the Power to Plan and Drive Operational Efficiencies

Enterprises that run their own data centers must cope with a complex array of  responsibilities, including how to power and cool equipment, install and maintain hardware, meet compliance requirements, provide… Read more »

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Baselining as Common Denominator in Data Center Improvement

The often-heard response to technology advice—“yes, but we’re different”—does have a lot of truth to it when it comes to data center improvements. Let’s start with the drivers or motivations… 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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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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Redefining Efficiencies for Downsized, On-premise Enterprise Data Centers

Over the last five years, three major transformations have rocked the data center industry. These transformations have occurred so quickly that many data center owners have been caught flat-footed, uncertain… 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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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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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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Redefining Efficiencies for Downsized, On-premise Enterprise Data Centers

Over the last five years, three major transformations have rocked the data center industry. These transformations have occurred so quickly that many data center owners have been caught flat-footed, uncertain… 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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Virtual KVM; from Marginal Gains to Mainstream Improvements in the Data Center

As a 25-year long fan, I’m happy that my colleagues in the UK are at last able to join in with conversations about pro cycling. Of course, in the rest… Read more »

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Big data’s dirty little secret: a burning need for data center efficiency

The technology trends that promise to improve the level of information we have at our disposal to make decisions—big data and the Internet of Things (IoT)—have an under-appreciated downside to… Read more »

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Case Study Evidence and Research Document Business Value of DCIM

Publication asks is DCIM finally real. The evidence says yes. Last November at the DatacenterDynamics Converged event in London, I took part in a panel discussion “If hype killed DCIM,… Read more »

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Federal Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Fundamentals: Where to Start

March came in like a lion for government data centers, with the new Federal Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) overriding FDCCI and taking the rules to a whole new level…. 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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Sporks Part II: How many tools do you need to manage a data center?

In one of my recent blogs, I compared sporks (I HATE SPORKS!) and woodworking tools as an analogy to data center management software.  You can find a link to that… Read more »

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Dimension Data and the Co-Location Opportunity with Data Center Software

    Founded 28 years ago in 1983 in South Africa, Dimension Data today operates in 51 countries in five regions – Middle East & Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia… Read more »

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