Monthly Archives: February 2012

DCIM physical audit/inventory realized! (Well, kinda…)

OK, I was practically foaming at the mouth yesterday while I was reading about one of the biggest IT vendor’s latest server offerings for the data center. Buried in the long list of performance and power-saving features, were a slew of capabilities that … Continue reading

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What were we thinking? The C13 Outlet. Really?

Something has to be done. We all know the C13 outlet provides the vast majority of the power connectivity for IT gear across data centers worldwide.  We see these outlets and matching plugs on nearly every server, switch and storage element … Continue reading

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Searching for Unicorns: The DCIM RFP

I just ran across another RFP for DCIM technology and noticed two common threads with many of the previous RFP for DCIM I have seen; 1) the RFPs attempt to state their needs in terms of ANSWERS rather than QUESTIONS, and … Continue reading

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You MAY be a Data Center Redneck if…

You MAY be a Data Center Redneck if… 1. You still have a Michelin-Man style Parka jacket hanging in your office to allow you to work comfortably in your Data Center. You know it’s cold but it feels oh so … Continue reading

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