Leading up to Data Center World, which runs from March 14-18 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the WHIR’s sister site Data Center Knowledge has been reviewing some of the most important data center trends, including how data centers fit in with the Internet of Things (IoT) and the latest in data center cooling. Register for Data Center World to learn more.
- Data Centers and the Internet of Things
It is crucial that data center professionals come up with strategies to not only handle the data associated with IoT, but also plan how their systems can add value. To do this, data center professionals must develop infrastructures that are able to process the vast amount of information created by the Internet of Things in real time, Chris Crosby, COO of Compass Datacenters said.
Read more: Thinking Different: Data Centers and IoT
2. Data Center Cooling
Newer cooling efficiency concepts, such as containment and free cooling, provide more options to facilities managers, but without monitoring to ensure system performance and communication with the IT manager, they won’t be effective.
Changes around government requirements to reduce carbon emissions, and the rise of superstorms, could lead more companies to rely less on the electrical grid, pushing data center operators to consider microgrids.
4. Open Source DCIM
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools were an emerging trend a few years ago, but now that they’ve entered into mainstream, many companies are still finding them expensive. Open source DCIM software is available, and aims to take away “the excuse for anybody to ever track their data center inventory using a spreadsheet or word processing document again,” according to openDCIM.
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