Tracking Data Center Assets with RFID

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RF Code is an Austin, Texas company that provides products for tracking and managing data center equipment using radio frequency ID (RFID). In this video, Jonathan Luce of RF Code demonstrates how data center operators can use RFID tags to create a “wire-free” infrastructure tracking system. Small RFID tags are attached to servers and racks, gather data on the location of the equipment and wirelessly transmit the data to a reporting system. The RFID system can be used to track inventory and monitor environmental conditions in a rack. This video runs about 3 minutes.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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.

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