Posted By Rich Miller On October 18, 2006 @ 5:22 pm In Technology | Comments Disabled
Hewlett-Packard has developed technology to track servers and other data center equipment with radio frequency ID chips (RFID, and has tested the system at Meijer, a grocery chain with almost 200 stores.
HP’s RFID solution was used to track several hundred of the company’s servers in its data center, said Cyril Brignone, a project manager for HP, which is based in Palo Alto, Calif. “We have created the first real-time automatic asset tracking solution for the data center,” Brignone told eWEEK . “We were able to track any asset down to the rack where it was located.”
HP said the technology isn’t ready for commercial use, calling the Meijer installation a “proof of concept” test. HP said it has also been using a similar solution in its own internal supply chain. I could see this technology being really useful during data center migrations and relocations, particularly in a move like that undertaken by Bloglines when it relocated from California to Massachusetts  last December.
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 relocated from California to Massachusetts: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2006/Jan/06/bloglines_anatomy_of_a_data_center_move.html
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