Your data center has become a critical component of your business. So much so that many business initiatives are actually planned around the capabilities of IT. The emergence of cloud, IT consumerization, and a lot more data have forced the data center to evolve and support new demands. Through it all, data center management and control sit at the top of an administrator’s task list.
Your data center is growing, you have more users connecting, and your business continues to evolve. As the modern organization places more demands around the data center model, administrators must be aware of their resources and their utilization. A big part of that is planning out capacity for both today, and the future.
When it comes to running an efficient operation, small data centers have many of the same concerns and challenges as their larger counterparts. One of the greatest challenges that managers of small data centers have is that they typically have limited resources in terms of technology, staffing, and financial support.
Schneider Electric Integrates StruxureWare™ DCIM Solution with HP ITSM for Converged Management of IT and Facilities
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WEST KINGSTON, R.I./LAS VEGAS – June 11, 2014 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced at HP Discover that the integration of its Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution, StruxureWare for Data Centers, with HP’s Universal Configuration Management Database (UCMDB), is complete.
The modern data center can be as complex as it is unique. New levels of convergence and high-density computing have created new types of cooling and management profiles for the next-generation data center platform.
Here’s the reality – your data center model will only continue to change and evolve. Through it all, managing data center environmental variables becomes critical for the health and longevity of your data center infrastructure.
Lara Greden is a senior principal, strategy, at CA Technologies. You can follow her on Twitter at @laragreden.
In April, we examined the requirements for integrating data from a multitude of sources for power, cooling and other facilities related assets in the data center, so now let’s hone in on the importance of your DCIM software integrating with other critical systems in your environment.
WEST KINGSTON, R.I. – MAY 6, 2014 — Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today introduced StruxureWare Data Center Operation v7.4, which provides new capabilities and access to actionable intelligence for an ideal balance of high availability and peak efficiency throughout the data center life cycle.
Today’s data centers are experiencing more demands from the IT organization. Throughout the entire process, as administrators are continuously tasked with running a high-density, multi-tenant, data center platform as efficiently as possible. This means controlling power, workloads, and of course – cooling.
When it comes to data center infrastructure management (DCIM), I do see a common set of challenges that decision-makers expect DCIM to solve. Whether it’s reducing energy costs, improving the management of the asset portfolio, or conducing “what if” scenarios on potential downtime issues, it invariably comes down to three core infrastructure challenges: Capacity, Availability and Efficiency.
DCIM and cooling solutions help Data Centers save up to 50% of cooling energy costs while providing comprehensive capacity management, that being said, Panduit has recently acquired SynapSense Corporation located in Folsom, CA specializing in thermal risk management and cooling energy savings for large enterprise, colocation, and cloud computing service providers.