Articles Tagged: DCIM

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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The 3 Common Pitfalls of Data Center Infrastructure Management

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions are immensely valuable when it comes to operating a data center. With the right system in place you can see major cuts in operating… Read more »

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The Green Grid Data Center Maturity Model brings benefit to Data Center Management

The Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM) was launched by the Green Grid in February 2012. The model provides clear goals and direction for improving energy efficiency and sustainability across all… Read more »

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Take Three Steps with DCIM Software to Prepare your Data Center for the Cloud

Speaking at Data Centres Europe in Nice last month, Soeren Brogaard Jensen presented “Consolidation, Big Data and Unifying Devices in the Cloud”. In the attached interview, which was filmed at… Read more »

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4 Attributes of a DCIM System that Will Go the Distance

The number of vendors selling data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions is constantly growing and the solutions are varied to say the least. Some focus on specific measurement functions or… Read more »

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The Side Benefits of DCIM; How Energy Management Averted a Data Center Cooling Crisis

I thought that you might be interested in a real life data center situation that recently arose here in China. We’d been approached by a customer who wanted to lower… Read more »

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Modular Data Center Market is Heating up – and Reliability is One Reason

The market for prefabricated, modular data centers is heating up, to say the least. In a session at the Uptime Institute Symposium 2012 event this week in Santa Clara, industry… Read more »

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Enhancing Data Center Performance, Gamefully

In my last blog, I advanced the idea that the cost and complexity associated with instrumenting a data center is no longer a barrier to anyone gaining accurate, data-driven insights… 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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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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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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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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DCOI One Year Later: Assessing your Data Center

It’s been nearly a year since the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) was handed down. Now, we are only 18 months away from having to be fully compliant. Has your… Read more »

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Bridging the gap – what can Hollywood teach us?

If you like tales of redemption and reconciliation, Kevin Costner’s baseball saga, “Field of Dreams” is schmaltzy, but kind of cool. If you haven’t seen the movie, it concerns a… Read more »

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How Sustainability, DCIM and the Open Compute Project Present Opportunity for Colocation Providers

While my last blog post focused on some market demands and challenges that colocation providers must meet, this one will look at opportunities providers have to improve their bottom lines…. Read more »

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Why DCIM has succeeded and struggled?

Recent navel gazing about DCIM put me in mind of the Worst Predictions list curated on the Human Science wiki. It includes such gems as “The horse is here to… Read more »

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Realizing the Promise of DCIM with T5

In the seventh of our “8 Megatrends” series, we sat down with Craig McKesson, EVP Enterprise Services, T5 Data Centers, to get his perspective on the promise of data center… 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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Monitoring Energy Savings to Prove ROI using DCIM

One of the things you’d notice if you spent as much time with DCIM users as me, is that people and companies have different motivations for installing the software and… Read more »

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An Introduction to StruxureOn Cloud-based Digital Service for Data Center Monitoring

*September 25th update: StruxureOn was re-branded to EcoStruxure IT. DatacenterDynamics ZettaStructure in London saw Schneider Electric announce StruxureOn for the UK and Ireland data center markets. StruxureOn is a new… Read more »

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Data Center Lifecycle Principles: Part 2 of 2 – Continuous Improvement

As examined in my last post, a key principle in the lifecycle approach to data centers is to design facilities with change in mind. However, once a data center is… Read more »

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How DCIM Helped a University’s Data Center

Efficient, well-managed data centers are essential for enterprises to successfully compete in modern commercial markets. Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is a valuable tool that can help enterprises streamline processes,… Read more »

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Determining the ROI of UPSs Requires a Comprehensive Risk Analysis

Pretty much any expense a company makes has to be cost-justified in some fashion, and often that process involves calculating a return-on-investment (ROI). If one can recoup the expense over… Read more »

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Digitalization Helping Colos Meet the Challenges of Technology

The colocation market is in something of a state of flux as increased demand for outsourced services is producing two effects: Firstly, the growing market size is now being addressed… Read more »

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Managing Data Privacy and Cyber Security with StruxureOn

*September 25th update: StruxureOn was re-branded to EcoStruxure IT. In my recent blogs I’ve taken the opportunity to write about the features and benefits of StruxureOn – our new cloud-based… Read more »

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What 451 Research Reveals About the Data Center Software Market

I was encouraged to see 451 Research’s latest review of the market for data center software and was thinking about how it meets the reality of what we’re experiencing in… Read more »

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The Tenant Portal; A Win for the Customer is a Win for Everybody

In my last blog, Kicking Kafka out of Data Center Operations, I spoke about some of the benefits which an online service, such as Schneider Electric’s Tenant Portal, can provide… Read more »

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