Management

openDCIM Offers Open Source Option for DCIM

A screen shot of openDCIM software, showing a data center floorplan with a color-coded overlay for space, power and weight capacity. (Image: openDCIM)

The openDCIM project offers an open source alternative for companies seeking to improve their asset tracking and capacity planning. The project is the brainchild of Scott Milliken of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who will share details about openDCIM at Data Center World Fall 2012. Read More

OmniCube: Will the Data Center Be Assimilated?

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SimpliVity Corporation came out of stealth mode today with the launch of OmniCube, a data center appliance promising “the world’s first assimilated IT infrastructure.” Its mission: to automate the management of storage, computing, and networking resources in VMware virtual environments. Read More

Decrease Your Costs By Improving DCIM

Through maintaining maximum data center availability, data center operators can avoid the significant costs associated with dysfunction and outages. Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software is rolling in to many data center stratgies, allowing operations managers to identify, locate, and manage all physical data center assets, as well as manage capacity and streamline moves, adds and changes. Read More

Overcoming the IT Service Management Syndrome

The job of IT Service Management is often a monumental undertaking that can be described as a syndrome. The operational complexity of predictably assuring a portfolio of reliable services under mission critical circumstances is challenging at best. Growing complexity in IT can lead to inefficiencies and potential blind spots, and a library of disparate tools to address IT management.
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SynapSense, Equinix Team on Energy Challenge

DCIM solution provider SynapSense has teamed with Equinix and Custom Mechanical Systems to win the Green Data Center Innovation Challenge sponsored by the government of Singapore. The project is anticipated to result in more than $700,000 per year in energy savings. Read More

Dell Buys Quest for $2.4 Billion to Boost Data Center Management

A close-up of the exterior of a Dell Modular Data Center. This week Dell announced plans for new cloud data centers in Slough, England and Quincy, Washington.

After weeks of rumors, Dell today confirmed that it has a definitive agreement to acquire Quest Software for $2.4 billion in a deal which will strengthen Dell’s offerings for data center management software. The acquisition is part of Dell’s broader strategy to increase its enterprise IT business, which offers better growth and profit margins than the consumer PC business. Read More

Schneider Expands DCIM with Intel, Cisco

Schneider Electric has updated its StruxureWare software for data center infrastructure management (DCIM) to support technologies from technology titans Intel (INTC) and Cisco (CSCO). The updates make it easier to identify underused or abandoned servers, and to enhance the power management features for customers using Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS). Read More

Sentilla Updates Data Center Management Software

A view of the data available in Sentilla's DCPM software platform, Sentilla v5.

Sentilla Version 5, a software platform for Data Center Performance Management (DCPM), was rolled out this week. The platform allows for the granular management of assets inside the data center and across data centers, and incorporates one’s cloud assets as well. Read More

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