Industry Perspectives: IBM, iTRACS, Plixer

The Industry Perspectives channel at Data Center Knowledge highlights thought leadership in the data center arena, providing industry professionals with the opportunity to share their insight and expertise. For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of this week’s columns:

PUE is about Efficiency, Not Performance or Cost – Measuring PUE assists data centre managers understand efficiency, writes Derick van Heerden of IBM. It does not measure data centre performance or power consumption and should not be expected to do so.

DCIM Notes: 3-D is Great, But Insight Is What Counts – Gary Bunyan, Global DCIM Solutions Specialist at iTRACS, writes about how DCIM can be used to solve two different kinds of challenges – operational and strategic.

NetFlow Helps Keep Tabs on Your Network – Advanced Netflow reporting assists network managers in maintaining healthy networks, and over the last decade has impacted the field of network monitoring, writes Michael Patterson, of Plixer. Advanced Netflow reporting allows companies to report on the top applications, hosts, protocols, interfaces, subnets on their networks; detect viruses, intrusions and other unwanted behaviors; and invoice customers by providing accurate IP traffic counts.

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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.