Wachovia Builds 3-D Map of Data Centers

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Wachovia is creating a 3-D map of the firm’s sprawling data center operations, according to ComputerWorld, which describes the effort as “a project of staggering scope.” The Charlotte-based banking company is using geospatial data and visualization and working with two vendors and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte on the project, which has been underway for eight months.

Wachovia is rendering 3-D models down to the level of individual servers in buildings, according to Jacob Hall, who heads the data center group at Wachovia (WB). Wachovia hopes the project will provide better visualization of IT assets and their power consumption. Curiously, the project doesn’t include instrumentation of the equipment for real-time monitoring, a key focus of many data center management products. Read more at ComputerWorld.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.