Data Center Management

  • DCIM’s Improvement to Workflow Processes is Key to Eliminating Data Center Challenges

    DCIM’s Improvement to Workflow Processes is Key to Eliminating Data Center Challenges

    Until recently, there’s been a numbing inevitability about survey results from research into the data center sector. Finding number one; all downtime is the result of human error. Finding...

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  • How Cloud, IoT and Digital Services have Driven the Development of DCIM as a Service

    How Cloud, IoT and Digital Services have Driven the Development of DCIM as a Service

    There’s no doubt that Cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital services are some of the hotter topics today. Add in big data and analytics, machine to machine (M2M)... Read more » The post...

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

    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.... ...

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  • A BEMS Benefit: HVAC and Electrical Cooperation

    A BEMS Benefit: HVAC and Electrical Cooperation

    In my last post, I talked about how software and BEMS can make a building more comfortable and its occupants more productive. Here I’m going to discuss how a building... Read more » The post A...

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  • The Importance of a UPS in Medical Imaging and Diagnostics

    The Importance of a UPS in Medical Imaging and Diagnostics

    Technology is rapidly transforming the face of healthcare. It is playing an ever-increasingly important role in the clinical diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of many conditions. This means...

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  • Data Center Journal: Don’t Neglect the Heart of Your Data Center

    Data Center Journal: Don’t Neglect the Heart of Your Data Center

    You wouldn’t want an annual physical without the doctor checking your heart rate, measuring your blood pressure, and in some cases running an EKG and stress test.

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  • Use the Right Software to Get Comfortable

    Use the Right Software to Get Comfortable

    As noted in the previous post in this series, a building energy management system, a BEMS, can increase productivity and comfort. That’s not surprising if you think about it because... Read more...

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  • Managing Data Privacy and Cyber Security with StruxureOn

    Managing Data Privacy and Cyber Security with StruxureOn

    In my recent blogs I’ve taken the opportunity to write about the features and benefits of StruxureOn – our new cloud-based service for data center monitoring. This new introduction proactively... ...

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  • Data Center Life Cycle Services - Assess, Plan, Design, Build, & Operate your Data Center1:09

    Data Center Life Cycle Services - Assess, Plan, Design, Build, & Operate your Data Center

    Partnering with Schneider Electric Data Center services. Click here to learn more about data center design http://bit.ly/2owCXAC , data center operations http://bit.ly/2on5dE0 , and data center soluti

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  • Software Improves Building Systems Connectivity and Efficiency

    Software Improves Building Systems Connectivity and Efficiency

    In my previous post, I talked about how the IoT – the Internet of Things – means there will soon be many more connected sensors and devices. Within a few... Read more » The post Software Improves...

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  • The Benefits of the Premium StruxureOn Offer for Cloud-based Data Center Monitoring

    The Benefits of the Premium StruxureOn Offer for Cloud-based Data Center Monitoring

    In my last blog I wrote about the features and benefits which are included in the standard version of StruxureOn – in other words what people could expect to get... Read more » The post The...

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  • Outlining the Key Benefits of an Energy and Power Management System

    Outlining the Key Benefits of an Energy and Power Management System

    Whether they consider themselves “green” or not, pretty much all companies today want to conserve energy – it saves money, so it makes sense. And I don’t think I’m going... Read more » The post...

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  • 5 Steps to a Successful Data Center Consolidation

    5 Steps to a Successful Data Center Consolidation

    Cloud computing is enabling enterprises to migrate software, operating platforms, storage and even entire IT infrastructure processes to off-site services providers with their own facilities. This...

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

    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...

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  • Are DCIM-based Cloud Offerings a Game Changer for Data Center Management?

    Are DCIM-based Cloud Offerings a Game Changer for Data Center Management?

    Commenting upon Schneider Electric’s StruxureOn cloud-based data center monitoring service, Rhonda Ascierto of 451 Research says the offering signals a new wave in facility operations, using a...

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

    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... ...

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  • IDC’s 2017 Data Center Predictions Point to a Starring Role for DCIM

    IDC’s 2017 Data Center Predictions Point to a Starring Role for DCIM

    I recently sat in on a webinar on 2017 data center predictions presented by a trio of analysts at the research firm IDC and was struck by a recurring theme:... Read more » The post IDC’s 2017...

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  • The Benefits of the Standard StruxureOn Offer for Cloud-based Data Center Monitoring

    The Benefits of the Standard StruxureOn Offer for Cloud-based Data Center Monitoring

    Recently I was in London attending a trade show at which we announced our StruxureOn solution to the UK and Ireland market. StruxureOn represents a fundamental change in the way... Read more...

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  • New Data Center Prediction and Simulation Tools Cut Costs and Boost Uptime

    New Data Center Prediction and Simulation Tools Cut Costs and Boost Uptime

    When it comes to managing data center operations, system administrators often prioritize uptime. Business line executives, on the other hand, accept uptime as a given and often focus on...

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  • How Does a Data Center Alter Building Management System Requirements (BMS)?

    How Does a Data Center Alter Building Management System Requirements (BMS)?

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