Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see an article in my Inbox or RSS feed mentioning the accelerated rate (compared to predictions) of BYOD use in business. I know that I take my iPad with me pretty much wherever I go – including each day to work. I’ve found myself loading more “business” apps than games or photos, … Read More
Category Archives: Monitoring
Today, data center managers can’t simply “manage” space, power and cooling in a reactive manner, they need to pro-actively handle all of their data center resources. This includes reducing operating costs, cutting waste and understanding the limitations of the data center design. In addition, they have to manage uptime and maintain agility to address business changes. Therefore, implementing intelligent monitoring of power … Read More
I’m a very “visual” person. With everything I do, I picture something in my mind’s eye. Even when I teach music – I say thing’s like “Can’t you just see a butterfly floating by in this passage? Make it sound like that!” So when it comes time to review the data center, I want to visualize what we need to manage.
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I always feel so productive at the end of the year. A little extra time to clean the Inbox, the desk …and catch up on some reading (I have a stack of articles and magazines on one corner of my desk that I saved up during the year). Of course, interesting reading, means new topics to blog about, so here is … Read More
By Chris Gaskins, Vice President, Product Development, RF Code
Environmental monitoring, a long-standing best practice, is taking on new importance in today’s green data center. But even stalwart practices need a technology refresh. That’s why we’re seeing the emergence of wire-free monitoring solutions. These eliminate the cable running from energy source to environmental sensor, giving data centers freedom to deploy environmental … Read More
Monitoring your data center is much like monitoring a baby. You want to keep them dry, safe and at right temperature. RF Code’s wireless monitoring system will not help new parents sleep, but you will be able to rest easy with RF Code keeping an eye on your data center.
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All data centers may be different, but some issues they face are universal. No matter where in the world your facility is located, you deal with constrained power resources and continually increasing energy bills. With limited operational capacity, you need an energy management software solution that is versatile, easy to use, reduces downtime and drives energy conservation.
Raritan’s Power IQ is vendor-agnostic data … Read More
If your data center is like most (I think that’s an oxymoron), then it is a dynamic, constantly changing IT environment. With that in mind, Liebert designed the MPX, Adaptive Rack PDU, a modular PDU with monitored and controlled operation. A variety of AC power input modules and hot-swappable output power modules are available to support your power distribution configuration requirements. … Read More
Do you remember the first time you used a Post-it Note? Can you imagine life without them now? Write a note, peel it off the pad and stick it in an easy to view spot (I have 7 different Post-it’s hanging off my computer monitors right now). So, wouldn’t it be great if you could set-up the monitoring of your data center, just … Read More
By Shahriar Allen, VP of Business Development for Managed Network Solutions, Panduit
The introduction of automation has done a great deal to address efficiency challenges, albeit in a limited way. For instance, automation has proved successful in providing real-time information around such items as connectivity, which defines the relationships between connected network devices. This has enabled functions such as asset tracking, … Read More