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Posted by: Kristen Poulos on April 28, 2016

There are three levels of network intelligence you may have to choose between when it comes to data center management. These levels don’t represent good-better-best scenario – instead, they signify different levels of network intelligence intensity. Not every data center will see a return on investment from full-blown network intelligence, so take the time to weigh your options and determine which level you truly need.

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Tags: Data Center, DCIM, Data Center Infrastructure Management

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Posted by: Mike Peterson on November 12, 2015

When talking about availability, the term “five nines” refers to 99.999% (count the nines – it’s where “five nines” comes from). That percentage is often referred to as “reliability” in the data center world, but five nines actually refers to the percentage of time that a device or network is available for use. So how do you get more “nines” into your data center uptime?

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Tags: Data Center, Data Center Infrastructure Management, Data Center Ready, Standardization, DCIM, Trends, Modularity

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Posted by: Kristen Poulos on August 27, 2015

If you’ve ever seen a busy data center, you know that some type of data center infrastructure management is necessary. Luckily, data center managers now have a number of options for turning a once very manual, error-prone process into one that is efficient and intelligently managed. Whether it’s a DCIM, AIM, IIMS, IPLMS or intelligent patching solution, these solutions all strive for one goal: to provide a real-time view of the network to quickly identify incidents, automate routine tasks and help managers better understand capacity. Here is a handy guide for each of these data center management acronyms!

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Tags: Intelligent Patching, DCIM, Patch Cords, Data Center Infrastructure Management

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Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: on July 16, 2015

DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) is an alternative to intelligent patch panels that tracks data from the entire IT infrastructure.

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Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: on September 11, 2014

Over the past couple of years, data center infrastructure management (DCIM) vendors have done a better job of delivering features that help reduce the complexity of the integration process.

When it comes to evaluating DCIM solutions, there are several capabilities to consider, but one of the most important to look for is mobility.

Why is mobility so critical to infrastructure management? Mobility is a key feature that goes a long way in easing deployment, enabling auditing and maintaining accuracy as the data center and the DCIM system evolves.

Let’s take a closer look.

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Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: on May 15, 2014

In previous blogs on DCIM, we looked at strategies for getting buy-in from upper management and some key tips for configuring and implementing the system once you’ve gotten approval to purchase and deploy DCIM.

In this blog, I’ll delve a little deeper into the importance of open standards and integrated cabling infrastructure.

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Early DCIM solutions promised a view of all systems and the ability to automate data center, facility and IT systems with one software package. Today, the industry recognizes that this is not a reality. For example, many facilities monitoring systems are mature and have specialized control and monitoring features.

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Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: on March 20, 2014

Now that you’ve purchased a DCIM platform for your data center, the real work begins. Configuring and implementing DCIM can be a time-consuming and complex endeavor that needs to be approached with baby steps.

Rather than trying to delve into everything at once, tackle each phase based on the priority problems that need to be resolved. Take the time to do it right the first time. If you don’t, you may never be able to fully take advantage of all that your DCIM solution has to offer.

Here’s some tips to consider along the way.

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Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: on January 16, 2014

Having complete visibility of a data center is no longer a luxury or something that can be accomplished via spreadsheets. Modern data centers need DCIM to logically manage and monitor data center infrastructure and assets (both physical and virtual) and gain a thorough understanding of current and future capacity.

While DCIM goes a long way in reducing downtime through automated processes, fully leveraging resources to improve the bottom line, and proactively planning for future business opportunities and new technologies, many are still of the mindset that DCIM does not offer enough value for its cost. Getting buy-in from all stakeholders and upper management isn’t always easy, but for starters, try these strategies.

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Tags: DCIM, Data Center, Holistic Design

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