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Latest DCIM publications


Protecting data centres with process

Christian Nugent, principle data centre consultant at the Government Digital Service, advises on the best procedures to ensure a safe and secure data centre. The criteria for specifying physical security within our data centre seem to be set. A checklist of security do’s and don’ts is easy to come across on Google and everyone can be a… Read More


Data centre users offered full benefits of infrastructure management system

An online system to help colocation customers get the most value out of advanced infrastructure management software has been introduced by London-based data centre owner, Virtus. The Virtus Intelligent Portal (VIP) gives the customer access to the data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) system and “complete transparency into and control of their colocated data centre usage”…. Read More


What’s next for data centre infrastructure management software: the evolutionary opportunities

Although still a relatively new software category, DCIM is already adapting to meet changing needs and technology. Soeren Jensen believes there will be even stronger reasons for enterprises to use it in future As more and more enterprises start to embrace DCIM, I’m already thinking about how the software will evolve (a process which is… Read More


Schneider Electric plays it cool on DCIM Vigilent teaming

Energy management specialist Schneider Electric, has teamed up with dynamic cooling management systems player, Vigilent, to produce a new add-on module for its data centre infrastructure management (DCIM)  product. Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare for Data Centers will use closed loop control along with clever monitoring and analysis capabilities to allow data centres to react to changes… Read More


The chase is on for high speed cabling solutions

Erwin Deeben, technical consultant at Brand-Rex, looks at how infrastructure technology should be deployed in order cope with the ever-growing demand for data The amount data centre traffic predicted over the coming years is truly astonishing. It is forecast to hit 4.1 Zettabytes (ZB) next year and by 2016 it will be up to 6.6ZB…. Read More



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