Normalizing Normalization

data center infrastructure management

The world is an imperfect place, but it’s a fact of life for those of us managing critical infrastructure. When you combine that problem with the tsunami of disparate data sources involved in monitoring that infrastructure; the situation does not get easier. The world of choices by vendors and coders results in masking the use […]

Made It Myself

data center infrastructure management

Standardized protocols are a lifesaver. Without them, hundreds of vendors would tackle device communication in hundreds of different ways, convinced their way is “the best way.” Fortunately, Modbus, SNMP, BACnet, and other protocols have become industry standards, and broad support has forced vendors to achieve some level of compliance. This is a massive win for […]

It’s My Legacy

data center infrastructure management

Are you looking for even more resilience in DCIM? Take a look at our OpenData DCIM solution.

Living on the Edge

DCIM software

The Edge. The border, boundary, or transition point of your data. Data precariously hanging just outside your DCIM monitoring solution with a slew of diverse inputs.

Read Between The (Power) Lines

DCIM power monitoring

Our OpenData DCIM solution approaches this by actively modeling your power chain to give you visibility where other systems may provide you with none.

Ahoy there! Partnering for DCIM Customer Success

dcim customer

In the Spotlight: Strengthening Product Development of DCIM Through Customer Collaboration  Did you know that one of the many definitions of the word “Partner” is one of the heavy timbers that strengthen a ship’s deck to support a mast? While it’s not the first thing we think of when we hear the word, the themes […]

Rapid Data Collection at Scale

data center infrastructure management

DCIM Software makes your job easier. And it does this by turning large sets of device data into easy-to-digest overviews of your data center’s health and status. This data set is typically large, sometimes extremely large, and must be collected in near real-time to provide a meaningful and responsive experience for the data center operator. […]

DCIM Asset Management- The Simple Answer is Flexibility

Flexible DCIM

There are many approaches in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) for managing assets — and many application choices. Understanding the difference in functionality can seem challenging, but the focus should be on finding a flexible method that can adapt to your needs. Some essential core functions are expected from any asset management tool – floor […]

The Power of DCIM is Power State Normalization – Part 1

Power State Normalization

Power Management is the root of DCIM and the foundation of managing a data center infrastructure. Other management tasks are irrelevant if the primary and backup power is offline. Power management can be a complex process of monitoring and managing not just a set of devices but an array of states and paths that collectively […]