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.

The Future Role of DCIM in the Cloud

Posted on: 30 Apr 2013

As Cloud Computing becomes mainstream, we would see a changing role of Data Center Infrastructure Management software. While today’s DCIM Software is like an ERP for Data Centers, the Next Gen DCIM Software will be like Supply Chain Management to manage data centers in the Cloud. Whether you are a Cloud provider or a business […]

Key Success Factors for DCIM Implementation

Posted on: 07 Feb 2013

Having had a few successful DCIM implementations under our belt now, a few lessons to share: Baseline your existing Data Center: document what systems and procedures are being followed today. For example, how do I keep track of my assets today? Map out your desired Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): mention desired state (wish list) and […]

What is DCIM?

Posted on: 10 Oct 2012

As a DCIM software vendor, I am frequently asked this question, and I have a simple answer. DCIM is ERP for the Data Center Manager. Consider this. Like a manufacturing plant, a Data Center has lots of assets. Both ERP and DCIM help in Asset Management. Just as there are raw materials, including Power coming […]

Tale of Two Disasters

Posted on: 03 Jul 2012

Last month witnessed two catastrophic Data Center disasters, presumably both designed to the highest standards of availability. The first was at RBS Data Center in Edinburgh. There was hint of a fatal human error caused by an inexperienced person while performing minor upgrade to one security software. Do we see the irony here? The second […]

Going Beyond Virtualization

Posted on: 03 May 2012

Virtualization was one of those pioneering efforts that changed the dynamics of computing and introduced significant operational and energy efficiency. There is however a misconception that Data Center energy efficiency measures stop with Virtualization. From server and storage point of view, there are two others that can contribute to significant savings: Retirement of legacy servers […]