Energy efficiency is an important strategic goal for data center operators for a number of reasons. Several indicators and metrics that are widely discussed today are available to help manage data centers successfully from an energy perspective. However, energy efficiency is just one way of looking at a data center: Data center service providers, like enterprise data centers, colocation providers and others, find themselves in a challenging and fast-changing competitive environment. Because of these challenges, data center managers also need additional key performance indicators to link operations to business and to ensure they are on track regarding their overall strategies. Continue reading “Data Center Business Value Dashboards”
Throughout our glorious history, many people have tried to predict our future either through generic – often cryptic – lyrics or through firm believe based on current knowledge.
Most famous for his deeds in this category is probably Nostradamus, a French physician, author, translator, astrological consultant, but more than anything: A dreamer!
His claim to fame is basically based on 2 facts: Continue reading “Stop trying to predict the future”
A rapid rate of change complicates every facet of datacenter management, and server-centric compute models are too cumbersome for today’s highly variable workloads. Is it possible to optimize resources and operations in such dynamic environments? In this presentation, learn how to replace manual, hardware-defined application provisioning and management with a highly automated, software-defined resource model and orchestration layer that enables flexibility, simplified on-demand capital efficiency, and lower TCO. Continue reading “Data Center IT Agility and Control”
Today there is much talk about the real value of DCIM and some are even busy declaring the whole DCIM initiative as a failure. However its far from true and honestly speaking, representing a visionary vendor in this space, I’m actually glad to see some of the hype from analysts and giant vendors setteling, so that we now get the opportunity to talk about what really matters for organisations. Continue reading “10 Stepping Stones to a Successful DCIM Adoption”
CIOs will face major decisions in their data center strategies during the next five years. Technical, fiscal and service delivery concerns will be critical, and several forces must be considered to shape data center strategies. Gartner Managing Vice President Rakesh Kumar Continue reading “The integrated Data Center”
Ways and means of improving energy efficiency in IT
Most of the energy used by information and communications systems is consumed by commercial data centers and servers. In Germany, data centers currently account for around 2 percent of total energy consumption. With the increase in mobile computing, rise of social networks, and spread of IT into virtually all areas of private and work life, data volumes are growing exponentially. The result is a continuous increase in both energy density within the typical data center and the resulting cooling requirements. It also means that green IT and efficient, sustainable resource management are becoming key concerns for data centers. Continue reading “Expert Paper – The Eco-Friendly Data Center”
Soeren Schroeder, Vice President, UK/Ireland & Nordics at FNT will provide you with 3 simple steps to start the journey towards better transparency in your data center and give some advise how to get in control.