Smart racks can provide asset management, power monitoring and control, rack security, environmental monitoring and KVM access.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
No Limits Software has released a new white paper called "Managing the Data Center One Rack at a Time". This white paper addresses the rationale for managing at the rack level and discusses the concept of a rack as an intelligent device rather than simply a housing unit for IT equipment.
The typical data center is an ever-changing system consisting of thousands of IT and infrastructure assets with very complex relationships between the three primary resources: space, power, and cooling. There are a wide range of tools available for data center management. These tools can assist the data center manager in areas such as asset management, real-time monitoring, capacity planning, and process management. In spite of this, data center management remains a daunting task. Why is this? Is it the sheer number of assets? Is it the difficulty in trying to juggle power and cooling resources in a non-homogeneous environment in which 2 kW racks must peacefully coexist with 20 kW racks?
Is there a way to make data center management easier? When faced with a complex problem, it is often beneficial to break the problem down into smaller segments. One method to address data center management is to break the large, complex environment (the data center) into more manageable segments – the racks. By breaking it down to the rack level, overall data center management is simplified and the resource requirements of IT assets are more closely administered.
This white paper addresses the rationale for managing at the rack level and discusses the concept of a rack as an intelligent device rather than simply a housing unit for IT equipment.
The white paper is available through the No Limits Software web site.
About No Limits Software
No Limits Software is a leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions, including asset and change management, capacity planning and real-time monitoring.
The Rack Management Platform (RaMP) solution automates asset and change management, dramatically reduces the time to find and repair equipment, improves system availability and increases data center energy efficiency by providing accurate capacity planning.
No Limits Software is working with multiple partners to add intelligence to racks to help data center managers more effectively operate their data center.
No Limits Software was founded in 2009 by industry experts in data center monitoring and management solutions.