Zombies are afoot! Data Center Monitoring is the weapon!

Having walked through my share of data centers, it is always interesting to see such a heterogeneous amalgamation of IT gear that has accumulated since the data center itself was commissioned. While every data center designer and manager starts out with wild fanciful ideals about the pristine architecture of the data center, the actual complexion […]

Why has it been so hard to deploy Data Center Monitoring?

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For those of you following my writings, you’ll know that I’ve “been around the block” a few times in the IT world. For 30 years I’ve seen alot of technologies come and go. Various technologies always seem to sound great at first (to some people), but how those technologies play out over time is a […]

Do Co-los & MSPs need Unified Monitoring & Measurement more than other Data Centers?

Here at Modius, we are seeing an increasing number of requests among Co-locations (Co-los) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to help them capture more robust and accurate power measurement data.  In one sense, this trend is nothing new because all data centers—whether captive inside an enterprise or an outsourced service provider—need accurate power measurement, typically […]

Collecting Data From Legacy Equipment

Data Center Infrastructure: Data Collection via LAN or Serial Interfaces When the topic of data center infrastructure comes up, there exists some confusion regarding how the two technologies, Serial and LAN, relate. Let me start by saying that nearly every piece of equipment built in the last 20 years includes at least one form of […]

“Smart” Data Center Infrastructure Management. IoT for IT (Post #2)

Bridging the gap between IoT and Asset Management An IoT World By Sean Gately Fast forward to today’s explosion of smart devices and the Internet of Things and you and see that data centers infrastructure management is under a dynamic change. The core concept that data centers have been focused on since inception has been […]

“Smart” Data Center Infrastructure Management. IoT for IT (Post #3)

Bridging the gap between IoT and Asset Management By Sean Gately This rapid change in data center architecture puts traditional data center management tools at a disadvantage and adds strain to IT and Facility professionals. Managing a traditional modern data center while also trying to manage the Internet of Things devices requires a whole new […]

Made It Myself

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 […]

Why You Need Data Center Infrastructure Management

Data Center Infrastructure Management

Over the last few years, the data center infrastructure management (DCIM) phenomenon has soared. With many companies recognizing the low costs, reduced time, and high reliability of integrated systems, DCIM has become a key tool for keeping facilities running smoothly. How does DCIM operate and what are its broader effects on facility operations? If you […]

Ahoy there! Partnering for DCIM Customer Success

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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 […]