Data Center Capacity Management: Auditing & Alignment

Posted by Chris Parlee on Jan 13, 2015

By Rob Aldrich, CTO and Founder of EcoLibrium Services, LLC
The second of a two-part series on data center capacity management.

Our best practices series continues. This post focuses on audits and getting organizational alignment to improve data center capacity. Best practices can be implemented by taking a holistic approach when evaluating your data center needs.

Regular Facilities & IT Audits
Do
Conduct quarterly or even monthly audits of electrical and mechanical system loading. Use the data garnered from these audits to establish trend lines on electrical and heat removal requirements for your data center. If you are not doing these already, the initial month will serve as a baseline reading that can be compared against. From there, it becomes a question of how you structure the data so that a range of users can interpret it across Facilities and IT operations.
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Tags: Data Center, Management, Analytics, Cloud-Based, Data Center Management, approaches

Virtualization Helps Dairy Factory Milk Analytics Benefits

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 9, 2013

Chitale Dairy, an Indian dairy producer founded in 1930s, churns out 400,000 liters of milk per day among other goods, to empower front-line factory workers with data analytics.

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Tags: Analytics, Benefits, Virtualization, Dairy Factory, Milk

What is big data?

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jun 5, 2013

IBM published an e-book Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data and here are some highlights:

  • 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.
  • 1 in 3 business leaders don’t trust the information they use to make decisions.

Every day:

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Tags: Understanding Big Data, Analytics, Enterprise, Streaming Data