With constant remote monitoring, troubleshooting, and data-driven insights, the staff at Bainbridge Island School District has visibility and access to actionable information delivered right to their smartphones.
Based on intensive, in-depth interviews with infrastructure leaders at large enterprises from across the globe, this study provides valuable insights into C-suite data center and IT executives, empowering them to manage a rapidly-evolving hybrid IT landscape.
Building new or expanding? Future-proof your design.
A life cycle approach considers all sub-systems while designing a data center build-out. Planning your power and mechanical systems is as critical to achieving efficiency and reliability as planning your IT space.
Concerned with DCOI Compliance?
DCIM can enable readiness for the Sept 30, 2018 Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) deadline.
Selecting a Building Management System (BMS) for Sites with a Data Center or IT Room
A data center or IT room uniquely alters the requirements of a building management system (BMS). IT’s reliance on power and cooling systems makes a BMS an important part of a larger data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution that brings together Facilities and IT.
Digital Realty needed a globally consistent infrastructure to support their colocation expansion efforts. Schneider Electric helped customize an EcoStruxure solution to provide a unified, efficient way to monitor and control its facilities, anywhere in the world — all through a single pane of glass.
Optimizing your existing data center
Facilities and IT are asked to do more, faster and at lower costs, pushing existing tools and processes beyond their original design. How vulnerable are you to unplanned down time?
How can you avoid making major mistakes operating and maintaining your data center(s)? The key is in the methodology behind your operations and maintenance program. Companies often put immense amounts of capital and expertise into the design of their facilities, but when construction is complete, data center operations are an afterthought.
Get a clear view of every watt that goes in and out of your data center with software designed from the ground up. Decrease unplanned outages, optimize power loads, improve efficiency, and enable pay-per-use billing.
Keep up with constant changes
Now, power metering and monitoring devices (PMDs) can help meet a range of needs. Here are three valuable applications for PMDs.
Several stakeholders involved in the purchasing process?
Our customers share their best practices on how to reach agreement and move forward with a data center management solution.
How an integrated solution extends manageability
Cornell Medical College consolidated an older data center into their new data center. Leonard Francis, Associate Director of IT Operations, describes how he rebuilt their data center and integrated their DCIM solution with their ticketing system to extend manageability.
Monitoring energy savings to prove ROI using DCIM
University of Cardiff CTO, Hugh Beedie, explains how DCIM analytics enabled a process of continual improvements to PUE which managed the cooling cost and halved the data center power bill. Watch how they made a case for DCIM implementation and got stakeholders on board.
Learn from your peers
Is DCIM business value finally real?
The evidence says yes. As does SKY. Learn from their first-hand experience of planning and implementation across several data center sites.
Ensure implementation success and ongoing effectiveness
Executing correctly and continual support of your data center management tool are as important as choosing the right partner.
Avoiding common pitfalls of evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions
While many who invest in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. This white paper examines three pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions.
When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail colocation data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. This paper discusses how to assess these key factors to help make a sound decision.
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