Controlling your data centre

July 30th, 2012, Published in Articles: EngineerIT

In the last few years, data centre operators seem to be constantly struggling to take control of various aspects of the data centre in an effort to attain higher efficiency. All this while attempting to reduce power usage and contain labour costs. One reason why efficiency seems so hard to attain could be the fact that the parameters in all areas of a data centre are constantly changing, and infrastructure managers cannot be expected to be experts in countless, complex technologies. It is clear that a data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solution is a prerequisite for running a data centre. Current DCIM systems are made up of many disjointed elements, all operating with diverse goals. Few providers have both the knowledge and experience of software and hardware, including cabling and power. There are solutions which offer power and environmental monitoring, but most of these systems are software-based only. What is needed is a solution that encapsulates both hardware and software. This system should collect data in real-time of all the assets, environmental issues (including cooling and power), network status and physical layer devices – all in one. One solution would reduce power and labour costs; and provide greater efficiency for all.

Contact Peter Leonard, RiT Technologies, Tel 083 264-0495,
peter.leonard@rittech.com

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