Industry Perspectives

Smart Equation for Emergency Power at Data Centers: Code + Common Sense

BHAVESH PATEL<br />ASCOBHAVESH PATEL
ASCO

For data centers, which rely on a steady and reliable stream of electricity, power interruption can be extremely costly and, in some cases, damaging to a facility’s reputation, writes Bhavesh Patel of ASCO. When building new data centers, owners and decision makers involved in the design, construction and operation of the facilities should look beyond code to decide where to place electrical components to ensure reliability of emergency backup power in the face of an extreme weather event. Read More

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

SUVISH VISWANATHAN<BR/>
ManageEngineSUVISH VISWANATHAN
ManageEngine

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

JON TROUT<br/>
TrendPointJON TROUT
TrendPoint

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

What Intel’s IT Team Has Learned about DCIM

JEFF KLAUS</br>
IntelJEFF KLAUS
Intel

What has Intel learned about DCIM? Intel’s Jeff Klaus shares some of the “lessons learned” by Intel’s IT team as it has deployed data center management software in its own data centers. The lessons offer insights for companies contemplating DCIM software. Read More

Legacy Systems: Tried and True Systems Whose Time Has Come

DUANE HARRIS<BR/>NemonixDUANE HARRIS
Nemonix

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

SUVISH VISWANATHAN<BR/>ManageEngineSUVISH VISWANATHAN
ManageEngine

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

Five Tips for Finding the Right SSD

ESTHER SPANJER<BR/>SanDisk Corp.ESTHER SPANJER
SanDisk Corp.

When selecting an SSD for your environment, there are a variety of factors that you need to take into account if you are going to eventually choose a solution that can properly meet your needs, writes Esther Spanjer of SanDisk. Read More

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