Articles Tagged: DCIM

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DCIM and ITSM; There’s complexity, then there’s complexity

I’ve been meaning to write a blog about IT Service Management software (ITSM) and DCIM for some time now, so a recent article by David Chernicoff called “When DCIM met… 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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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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A few takeaways from performing data center power & cooling assessments

Several times throughout the course of a year, I have the fortunate opportunity to participate in conducting Power & Cooling Assessments at customer data centers.  Schneider Electric’s Mission Critical Services… 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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Back Up Your Backup!

Natural disasters are on a constant rise. There were at least 296 natural disasters recorded globally in 2013, with our region contributing the highest number. As Singapore is close to… Read more »

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Virtualization and its effects on Data Center Physical Infrastructure Part 2

Last week I wrote about the 4 items to keep in mind when virtualizing a data center with respect to the effects on data center physical infrastructure (DCPI).  To refresh… Read more »

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SMBs Should Get on Board with DCIM

In my dealings with small and medium sized businesses, it’s clear to me they can get great value from a category of management software that many of them never consider:… Read more »

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New White Paper Offers Advice for Age-Old Problem: Data Center Hot Spots

                          You’ve no doubt heard that hot spots are a bad thing in a data center because they… 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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Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink…

The data center industry is sitting on a massive resource which could enable huge financial savings I’ve taken the title for this blog from a famous old English poem, “The… Read more »

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