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      In my last blog on DCIM Policies (Part 1) we discussed about “Risk Management” and the various “DCIM Policies” that fall under this category. Now moving on to the next category that is “Governance”, which will be covered in this blog (Part 2).       Streamlined governance with chain of command, checks & balance system, and audit trails are few of the universal best practices any organization adopts to ensure voluntary or statutory compliance measures. This applies to Data Centers as well. The policies that we will cover under Governance are Security Policy, Data Retention Policy, Approval Policy…
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Recent high profile data center outages have again brought to fore that while a lot of equipment and facility investments have been made on redundancy and disaster recovery, there is still high reliance on manual operations. Surveys have indicated that human error ranks as the second highest causal factor in data center outages. This in turn has been attributed to failure in adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs) which are usually well defined but forgotten - or worse, not made aware to operating staff. There are several pitfalls of keeping the SOP as a manual and not automating the procedures.…

Defining DCIM: A Revisit

Written by Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:30
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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software has now come out of the shadows of an emerging technology it had started with a decade ago as a tool integrating Building Management System (BMS) and a Systems Management software. It has matured as a Data Center Operations, Planning and Management software vital for Data Center staff, managers as well as the CIO. Of course, evolution will further continue with Software Defined Data Centers (SDDCs) and DCIM becoming a natural inheritor of an Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) application. Beyond monitoring and sending critical alerts, DCIM addresses the common data center operation problems…

Meet Us At DCD New York

Written by Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:43
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We are privileged to be again participating in Intel DCM Booth at DCD New York on 19th & 20th April, 2016 at Marriott Marquis, Times Square. We will be announcing our new version GFS Crane DCIM v3.0 with a number of enhancements. With these enhancements, we will show how GFS Crane is a complete DCIM for Enterprise as well as Colocation Data Centers. We will demonstrate how it helps in Data Center Operations, Planning & Management. We will demonstrate the integration with Intel Data Center Manager and how that reduces cost of ownership for better capacity planning, power, space and…

DCIM| Avoiding Data Center Failures

Written by Monday, 04 January 2016 00:51
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Our recent DCIM implementations provide an insight to actual use pattern with enterprise DCIM customers in the South Asia region. While analyst reports, mostly focused on the North American and Western Europe markets, suggest Energy Efficiency, Capacity Planning and Compliance considerations as foremost reasons for DCIM deployment, here’s our observations: While 80% of our enterprise data center customers have licensed for GFS Crane DCIM full suite, the principal (but not only) reason for their deployment was to prevent a data center outage. To prevent this outage, customers needed instant monitoring and getting alerts from all critical infrastructures. If customer had…
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Recently, I was part of a panel discussion on "industry of the future". A number of CIOs from manufacturing industry were part of the panel. The topic of discussion was how industries of today will transform in a connected World. I emphasized on how IOT( Internet of Things) and Industrial IOT will influence the industry of the future: Sensors everwhere - Each and every device will soon be armoured with sensors sending data in real time. Hence factory floor will be able to adjust to changing situations fast. If a certain point in the assembly line is blocked due to…
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