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.

Shocking Critical Infrastructure Failures

Posted on: 15 May 2014

This was my first time at AFCOM’s Data Center World. Held in Las Vegas between 28th April and 2nd May, 2014 it was refreshingly different from other conferences as sponsor speakers could not advertise their wares during their speaking sessions. The sessions were aptly called “educational” as they provided an opportunity to hear some vendor-neutral […]

A New Fiscal, a New Web Site and new DCIM Features

Posted on: 11 Apr 2014

We launched a new web site this month. The new content reflects the new capabilities of our DCIM Software, GFS Crane. We have extended monitoring to every critical infrastructure device supporting a data center, including DG sets. We have added multi-tenancy and we have added features to support Managed DCIM Service that may be offered […]

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 […]