DCIM tools can improve data center management and operation. Learn how six prominent products can help organizations control costs, manage energy and track assets
"Data center infrastructure management, or DCIM, software offers a wide range of capabilities organizations can use to improve the efficiency of their operations, as well as their data center infrastructure and design.
Several prominent full DCIM offerings include products from Cormant, FNT Software, Nlyte Software Ltd., Schneider Electric, Sunbird Software Inc. and Vertiv Group Corp..."
During the summer months, most people spend time figuring out the most efficient -- and cost-friendly -- way to cool their living space
"Whether it's multiple fans throughout their home or high-tech air conditioning units, it's always a process to find the optimal cooling environment and avoid a steep utility bill.
Data centers aren't necessarily different. Organizations have consistently increased their rack densities to meet larger data processing demands. This helps the revenue footprint and enables organizations to increase processing power in less space, but it brings concerns around cooling as kilowatts per hour go up.
Liquid-cooled data centers have gained popularity as more managers find that air cooling has its limits and is expensive for high-density server racks. Liquid cooling technology enables organizations to directly cool hardware down to the CPU..."