Articles Tagged: DCIM

3 Approaches to Monitoring UPS Batteries – and Preventing Failures

Companies count on their UPSs to provide clean, reliable power in their data centers and for critical equipment – they are often the last line of defense in the event… 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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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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Find Out All You Need to Know about Every Phase of the Data Center Life Cycle

The old song says “see you in September.” In our case, we hope to see you at Data Center World New Orleans from Sept. 12 – 15. As part of… 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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How DCIM Fits in Every Data Center

In any walk of life, you don’t want to take a sledge hammer to crack a nut, or as my colleagues in some parts of Europe say, shoot sparrows with… Read more »

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Don’t Let Your Data Center Appendix Burst

As Annie and I pulled out of our driveway to head up to New Hampshire to join her extended family for vacation, I was overcome with stomach pain and a… 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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What Agencies are Saying about DCOI

The Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) became official on August 1, 2016, and even though it was original introduced in March, there’s still confusion about what’s involved and seems to… Read more »

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What the Hell (Heck?) are Digital Services?

A few months ago I was asked to research digital remote monitoring services and write a white paper to help educate our customers on the concept. One of the first… Read more »

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How Do Prefabricated Data Centers contribute to a Smart City?

Two of the main talking points at events I attended towards the end of 2013 were Smart Cities and Prefabricated Modular Data Centers. I had a bit of a packed… Read more »

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Go to School on DCIM at Energy University

If you are among the data center managers who used first-generation physical infrastructure management tools but came away unimpressed, you owe it to yourself to take another look. Today’s data… Read more »

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Top Trends from the Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013: Saving Money and Energy Efficiency

The end of the year is always a good time to take assessments in any number of areas – your job performance, personal finances, weight (OK, maybe not) and, of… Read more »

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Prefabrication will reduce uncertainty in your data center project

It’s common today that businesses need hundreds of trillions of floating-point calculations per second to manufacture their own “super computer”. Every supercomputer uses the very latest, multi-processors in parallel to… 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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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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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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What is the future of cooling capacity optimization in the data center?

On a recent trip to Schneider Electric’s European Technology Center, I asked Henrik Leerberg, Product Line Director for StruxureWare for Data Centers what he foresees for the future of capacity… Read more »

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Collision on Big Data: Dealing with the New Dynamics

We’re witnessing the start of explosive growth in Big Data, along with the headlong pursuit of the Big Data opportunity by technology vendors from four camps. This trend of tech… Read more »

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Getting Good Directions on Your Drive to Successful DCIM Implementation

There’s this apocryphal story about the guy who gets lost in Ireland and eventually has to swallow his pride (male ego?) and ask for directions. As chance would have it,… Read more »

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Bringing Users Together for an Enhanced DCIM Experience

Recently I spoke to Henrik Leerberg, Product Line Director for StruxureWare for Data Centers, at Schneider Electric in the European Technology Center to find out more about how the company… Read more »

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New Video Series Offers Expert Advice, Insights From Colocation Industry Insiders

For my money, there is no better source of information about the colocation industry than those who work for colo providers. Analyst reports and the trade press absolutely have their… Read more »

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Does the DCIM Business Model Need a House of Cards Makeover?

When you talk to data center industry commentators about DCIM, you’ll hear familiar themes emerging: the software is not being adopted as fast as predicted; it’s too complex and time… Read more »

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Is it safe? Cybersecurity and Automation of the Data Center

I always enjoyed Eddie Izzard’s assertion that people writing software would deliberately leave a “back door” into their programs, just in case they needed to get back in later. Providing… Read more »

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Share More to Get More; Game Changing Collaboration

I’m sorry if I bored you with this kind of analogy before, but I am a cyclist and we tend to be a bit evangelical about our sport. You might… Read more »

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When it Comes to DCIM, Three is a Magic Number for StruxureWare for Data Centers

Gartner recently published its third annual Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools. Whilst the analyst is always at pains to point out that it does not endorse… 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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INFOGRAPHIC: DCIM for Poets – Making Key Business and Technical Benefits Easy To Understand

Have you ever had to explain a technical concept to someone who was decidedly non-technical?  It can be a difficult chore, but that’s exactly the task Schneider Electric has tackled… Read more »

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Eight steps to plan for successful data integration

Integrating various software systems in your data center for monitoring, control, maintenance, planning and analysis is critical for businesses as it grants access to interpreting and acting on data that… Read more »

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How does DCIM software help Interxion deliver better data center services to its colocation customers?

At Data Centres Europe 2012 in Nice, I had the opportunity to speak with Fabrice Coquio, President of Interxion France and Philippe Diez, VP of France and Benelux for Schneider… Read more »

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