What is DCIM?

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...

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Tale of Two Disasters

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...

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Going Beyond Virtualization

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...

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The New Generation Data Centers

There’s a pioneering effort going on in building sustainable data centers. Call them the New Generation Data Centers. Here are a few examples: Modular Data Center (MDC): portable, flexible and containerized (integrated with all components) to meet scalability...

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