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Cisco Data Center Network Manager users urged to update software

Cisco patches multiple flaws in authentication mechanisms of Data Center Network Manager platform Users of Cisco Systems’ Data Center Network Manager have been told to apply software updates released Thursday to fix three authentication vulnerabilities. The networking giant said there are no workarounds to the flaws that could allow hackers to bypass authentication and execute… Read More


CTO Interview: Schneider Electric’s Kevin Brown on the next phase of DCIM

When DCIM first arrived, expectations and enthusiasm were high. Yet despite early industry exuberance, first generation solutions failed to meet customer expectations and enthusiasm waned. At one point, data centre infrastructure juggernaut Schneider Electric, themselves an early DCIM investor, considered pulling the plug on DCIM completely. But in May last year, the company returned with Ecostruxure IT Advisor, touted as a “next-gen” DCIM that addresses previous customer pain points and accommodates today’s realities of distributed and hybrid IT. Is it time for DCIM to shine? At Data Center Dynamics London in November, Techerati’s deputy editor James Orme spoke to Kevin Brown, SVP Innovation and CTO, Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric, to discuss the changing face of DCIM


Climate change is heating up the challenge to keep data centres cool
Rackspace's Gavin Murray explores four ways data centre operators can keep facilities cool in an ecological way A few weeks ago temperatures reached highs of 38°C across the UK, marking the hottest July day on record. This is set to become a more regular occurrence, with predictions that London will face similar temperatures to Barcelona... Read More

Q+A: The next-gen tech transforming DCIM

New features leveraging DevOps, AI and data science offer companies unmatched visibility into infrastructure performance before, during and after each modernisation step, says Jeff Klaus, GM of Intel Data Center Management Solutions How are DevOps, AI and data science transforming data centre management? Data science has created a new understanding that the data we have… Read More


Why simulation is key to smart data centre management

For the people that run data centres, the constant barrage of tools, technologies and processes designed to improve its running can be overwhelming. Specifically for colo facilities, managing these constant developments is a priority as businesses increasingly transition out of existing enterprise establishments Simulation models represent one of these approaches. Perhaps seen by many as… Read More



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