Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

An Integrated Approach to DCIM: A Parallel Evolution in Data Center Facilities Management

Data center managers pay as much attention to monitoring, managing and maintaining the physical systems – power, cooling, and so on – that support the IT equipment as IT managers do to their IT assets. And just as IT management has evolved to deal with the increasing complexity of the IT environment itself, so too has data center facilities management evolved to deal with the complexities involved in that world, writes Suvish Viswanathan of ManageEngine. Read More

Top 5 Data Center Power Monitoring Best Practices

Even if your organization is well-informed about the value of branch circuit power monitoring, and you are committed to doing it right, you might be curious about the best ways to choose and implement a power monitoring system, writes Jon Trout of TrendPoint. He outlines five best practices to follow when selecting and deploying a system. Read More

Legacy Systems: Tried and True Systems Whose Time Has Come

In an era of technology evolution and sometimes turmoil, there are unexpected islands of calm populated by extremely stable legacy hardware systems. Ironically, some of these oldest citizens of the data center also happen to be the most stable and secure, writes Duane Harris of Nemonix. The extended value these legacy systems still generate in modern computing is a story worth noting—and perhaps learning from. Read More

More Assets, More Complexity Raise the Bar for DCIM

The sheer number of computing assets we could now accommodate in the physical data center, including network devices, applications, servers and storage devices, put more pressure on the day-to-day management practicalities, writes Suvish Viswanathan. This has resulted in the need for more visibility into the data about all these assets. Read More