Energy Analytics for Data Centers

Energy prices are again on the rise. The Brent Crude price per barrel on 31st December 2020 was US$ 51.22. A year later, on 27th December 2021, it was $ 75.24. It seems déjà vu as we recall the sharp rise (92%) in average Brent Crude price between Dec 2008 to Nov...

Asset Relationship in DCIM

Asset information is an important aspect of DCIM software. All asset information needs to be maintained including make, model, ratings and any such information, which would be characterized as static information supplied by the manufacturer. When an asset is deployed...

Can DCIM Provide BMS-like Control Functions?

We get asked this question occasionally. The short answer is YES. GFS Crane DCIM does provide Control functions. Since advent of DCIM about a decade back, there has been a conventional segregation of duties between BMS and DCIM.  While Building Management Systems...

Forecasting PUE for data centers

PUE is one of the most important metric for a data center. PUE is the ratio of total power consumed by the data center by power consumed by IT devices. Most DCIM software will report on PUE by tapping the points where these measurements can be done. DCIM software is...

Rack Management System for Modular Data Centers

The industry is rapidly embracing a modular approach to data center infrastructure. The expectation is this trend would accelerate as customers are moving their principal computing to either Cloud infrastructures with satellite nodes or deploying smaller – usually...