Is Maintenance Making Your Facility Less Reliable?

Is “preventive maintenance” not really that preventive after all? In the data center, where human error is a leading cause of downtime, a vigorous maintenance schedule can actually make a facility less reliable, according to several speakers at this week’s 7×24 Exchange Fall Conference. Read More

Mitch Hill Takes Helm as CEO of Opscode

New Opscode CEO Mitch Hill (left) will succeed Jesse Robbins, who is transitioning to a new post as Chief Community Officer.

Cloud automation specialist Opscode, Inc. has named Mitch Hill as Chief Executive Officer, the company said today. Hill will succeed co-founder Jesse Robbins, who will now serve as Opscode’s Chief Community Officer and steward the community ecosystem around Opscode’s Chef software. Read More

SynapSense Focusing on the ROI in DCIM

DCIM is the latest hot four-letter acronym in the data center industry. In seeking to differentiate itself in an increasingly crowded DCIM market, SynapSense, which makes technology that helps data center operators monitor energy use, says it is focusing on a three-letter acronym: ROI. Read More

Why DCIM, Why Now.

Barry J. Needle, President, AGO Research, in a paper sponsored by Power Analytics provides a look into what data center infrastructure management is and why it is the key to managing the data center of the future. DCIM, as he explains, comprises systems performance management and building management systems. This paper focuses on systems performance and DCIM tools.
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SynapSense Raises $16 Million for DCIM

SynapSense has secured $16 million in a Series C round financing to expand company operations.The company’s wireless sensor technology helps data center operators monitor operating conditions and energy use. Read More

Emerson Outlines Trellis DCIM Strategy

Emerson Network Power’s new Trellis software for data center infrastructure management (DCIM) won’t be ready until early next year. But Emerson this week provided additional details for what the transition will mean to existing customers using its existing DCIM products. Read More