Posts by Shekhar Dasgupta

Shekhar Dasgupta is the Founder & CEO of GreenField Software Private limited, a venture pioneering next generation data center technologies for cloud infrastructures.

Industrial IoT: Staying Connected

Posted on: 30 Mar 2019

The quest for extreme optimization in manufacturing from days of Frederick Taylor’s “Scientific Management” in the early twentieth century to Business Process Reengineering a few decades back, resulted in significant efficiency improvements in all spheres of economic activity. These efficiency improvements stretched well beyond manufacturing and resource industries. The Logistics Industry is a good example. […]

DCIM Policies: Automating Data Center Standard Operating Procedures (Part 3)

Posted on: 29 Dec 2017

Our last two blogs on DCIM Policies discussed “Risk Management” and “Governance.”    Risk Management covered Alarm, Escalation, Redundancy and Disaster Recovery Policies. Governance covered Security, Data Retention, Approval and SLA Policies. This last part will cover “Efficiency Management”: a set of critical KPIs that form the core of a Data Center Manager’s Handbook. The Green Grid, […]

DCIM Policies: Automating Data Center Standard Operating Procedures (Part 2)

Posted on: 08 Aug 2017

 In my last blog on DCIM Policies (Part 1) we discussed about “Risk Management” and the various “DCIM Policies” that fall under this category. Now moving on to the next category that is “Governance”, which will be covered in this blog (Part 2). Streamlined governance with chain of command, checks & balance system, and audit […]

DCIM Policies: Automating Data Center Standard Operating Procedures (Part 1)

Posted on: 27 Jul 2017

Recent high profile data center outages have again brought to fore that while a lot of equipment and facility investments have been made on redundancy and disaster recovery, there is still high reliance on manual operations. Surveys have indicated that human error ranks as the second highest causal factor in data center outages. This in […]

Defining DCIM: A Revisit

Posted on: 13 Jul 2016

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software has now come out of the shadows of an emerging technology it had started with a decade ago as a tool integrating Building Management System (BMS) and a Systems Management software.  It has matured as a Data Center Operations, Planning and Management software vital for Data Center staff, managers […]