Articles Tagged: DCIM

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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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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“Mr. Facility and IT Manager, tear DOWN this wall!”

DCIM and BMS tools can work together to improve management and monitoring It has been nearly 30 years since President Ronald Reagan visited Berlin and gave a speech not far… Read more »

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Report Highlights 7 Colocation “Megatrends” and How to Use Them to Your Advantage

Schneider Electric takes pride in partnering with our customers, and guiding them to the sorts of solutions that will bring them business success. One of the ways we do that… 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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New Zealand Utility Finds a Prefab, Modular Data Center is Just the Fix for its Data Center Expansion

Prefabricated, modular data centers are landing Down Under. The New Zealand-based utility company Northpower launched a portable, prefabricated modular data center – specifically a Schneider Electric SmartShelter modular data center…. Read more »

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Survey Documents How DCIM Helps Companies Solve Data Center Challenges – and Save Real Money

The majority of data center professionals choose Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software to improve visibility, management and capacity planning and to identify problems that threaten availability. And results from… Read more »

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C-Suite Pitching: Getting Buy In for Your Data Center Project

As a data center manager, you are probably used to being pitched to; whether it’s outside salespeople offering products and services or staff members proposing their ideas. What happens when… 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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How the “services bureau” concept brings data science benefits to data centers

The use of data science to bring more precision and predictive power to the way we manage  data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) is shaping up as the best way to… 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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IDC publishes new IDC MarketScape report on DCIM software

IDC has published its IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Datacenter Infrastructure Management 2015 Vendor Assessment, following a tradition it first established in 2011. The report, the content of which is covered by… 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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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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DCIM’s Role In Meeting Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Compliance

The expression “time flies” evolved from the writings of an ancient Roman poet, but it rings truer than ever in the context of today’s 24/7 connected world. Put the phrase… 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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Moving to a Razor and Blades Strategy for Data Center Software

For a hundred years, Kodak was one of the world’s great brands. Founded in 1888 by George Eastman, it dominated the photographic world during the 20th Century. In 1976 it… Read more »

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Micro Data Centers: An Innovative Case of Data Center Design and Operations

The most dangerous phrase in our industry is, “we’ve always done it this way,” and as such, we make it our initiative at Schneider Electric to expel the culture of… Read more »

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Integrating CFD Modeling Makes for a More Effective DCIM Solution

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling is an effective way to get an accurate picture of the airflow in your data center and predict the effect of any changes you plan… Read more »

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Data Center Infrastructure Management Software: Orchestrating Space, Power and Cooling

Managing power, cooling, and space remains a primary challenge in data centers. Here Soeren Schroeder, software director at Schneider Electric, tells us why that is still the case. The full… Read more »

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The importance of data center life cycle management

One of the biggest challenges for data center professionals is managing the life cycle of data center equipment in a way that optimizes performance while reducing downtime. There is a… 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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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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DCIM For a More Distinct Flavour of Colocation Service

The English have a fondness for mustard. Not the brownish stuff that they eat in France, nor the green condiment that no respectable sushi would be seen without. Not even… Read more »

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Digital Foundations for Digital Banks

At the end of 2015, an article on the future of banking from thenextweb.com posed the question “So, what will the bank of the future look like?” and answered it with an emphatic… Read more »

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Outdated Remote Data Center Monitoring Systems Can Limit Operator Productivity and Threaten Systems Uptime

Data center monitoring services have been around for over 10 years.  Over that period of time, many of these systems have not been updated to reflect changing data center technologies…. 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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