As we collect more and more data about everything around us, smarter cities and facilities are developing to operate in more efficient and reliable ways.  The same can be done for data centers, as the massive amount of data can be leveraged to reduce risk while striving to optimize how the many data center systems…

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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools have had a number of approaches to save data center managers time, money and uptime.  While the different tools have come from different directions in the industry, such as facilities or communications, the tools themselves are all performing well when used as intended.  Managing assets, capacity, change, power, energy, and…

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Monitoring a data center is an important part of managing how it operates and making decisions for the future.  Knowing what is important to measure and monitor is crucial, as the deluge of information and misleading metrics can begin to lead you astray. About one in three facilities will have an outage of four hours…

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Modeling your data center using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can help get a better picture of the data center performance, hot spots, air flows, pressures and more.  There are natural concerns about the cost, complexity, and how a CFD can compliment your floor design and work with your Data Center Information Management (DCIM) tools. CFD…

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DCIM: What used to be a much simpler subject a few years ago has blossomed into a fast-developing part of the data center industry.  Today it seems like there are many qualified tools and packages on the market to help with managing your white space, but also much beyond.  This has mainly come from the…

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