Data Center World 2015: What We’re Looking Forward To

Posted by Gregg Primm on Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Sunday sees the start of AFCOM’s Data Center World in Las Vegas. Our executive team will be at booth #1134 offering a closer look at our new Data Center Management platform. To mark the run up to the event, we asked some of the RF Code team to share their thoughts on the industry and what they are most looking forward to next week. 

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IBM’s Internet of Things Push Gives the Industry Further Credibility

Posted by Gregg Primm on Thu, Apr 2, 2015

Despite Gartner’s August 2014 claim that the Internet of Things has overtaken Big Data as the industry’s most ‘over-hyped’ subject, the world’s largest IT organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to the sector.

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IT Starts with Information, Part 3: Predictive Analysis Facilitates Business Growth

Posted by Richard Jenkins on Tue, Feb 17, 2015

In part one of our blog series we discussed real-time monitoring’s position in the data center management chain, while part two explained how to use operational data to dramatically drive down asset TCO through effective capacity planning and strategic asset management.

In today’s concluding blog, we explain how predictive analysis can leverage the above even further to raise a business’ competitive advantage while delivering significant savings.

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IT Starts with Information, Part 2: Capacity Planning, Improved ROI, Increased Productivity

Posted by Richard Jenkins on Tue, Jan 27, 2015

In part one of our blog series we discussed real-time monitoring’s position within the data center management chain. In this second blog, we analyze how to use this data to dramatically improve TCO through the continuous visibility, management and accurate provisioning of IT assets.

Our recent white paper addresses these concepts in more depth, explaining how real-time monitoring, capacity planning and predictive analysis technologies help businesses improve data center agility and efficiency to ensure higher performance at a lower cost.

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IT Starts with Information, Part 1: Data Center Monitoring Ensures Availability, Lowers OpEx

Posted by Richard Jenkins on Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Downtime avoidance and disaster prevention are critical aspects of data center efficiency. Most operators use a multi-pronged approach to address these issues, incorporating redundant systems in their design, applying best practices for operational and maintenance procedures, and using innovative and integrative technologies such as data center infrastructure management (DCIM) systems to improve reliability.

Our recent white paper focuses on these concepts and explains how real-time monitoring, capacity planning and predictive analysis technologies help businesses improve data center agility and efficiency to ensure higher performance at a lower cost. In this first of a multi-part blog series, we take a look at the position real-time monitoring has in the data center management chain.

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Infographic: The Hidden Costs of Manual Data Collection

Posted by Gregg Primm on Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Many data centers rely on manual processes like bar code scanning and passive RFID solutions to gather and record information about the location, life cycle, and security of their valuable data center assets. These methods are costly, time consuming and error prone. Worse, because it takes so much time to collect the data audits are typically performed only once or twice a year. The result? Strategic, business-critical decisions are often made based on inaccurate, out of date information.

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RF Code Sets the Data Center Agenda Across the World

Posted by Richard Jenkins on Thu, Oct 30, 2014

RF Code’s executive team continued its long-standing legacy for industry leadership with packed conferences in North America, EMEA and Asia. 

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Infographic: Five Facts About Asia-Pacific Data Center Energy Use

Posted by Gregg Primm on Mon, Oct 20, 2014

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Data Centers: Economic Powerhouses with an Image Problem

Posted by Richard Jenkins on Tue, Oct 14, 2014

The infamous New York Times periodical The Cloud Factories was a tirade against the (supposed) modern equivalent of the coal power plant, the data center. The residing image was a hot, energy-waster, a vision that still remains today.

This is a misplaced example of misrepresentation and inaccurate press sensationalism.

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The Data Center: A Matter of Life or Death

Posted by Richard Jenkins on Tue, Oct 7, 2014

Note: An edited version of this piece was published in IQ by Intel on October 1, 2014 as "Are You Data Center Dependant?" 

Last month a 6.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Napa reminding California, home to the world’s leading data-reliant organizations, of Mother Nature’s destructive potential.

It was a stark warning of the damage that can be caused by forces outside our control, especially to the data centers we rely on. Currently there are over 500,000 critical facilities supporting our lives. The strain on them will only increase as the Internet of Things (IoT) drives the rapid proliferation of personal, community and corporate digital technology.

Something has to change. We must become more informed about the importance of data centers in our lives. The press has no trouble writing about them, but for all the wrong reasons. The majority of column inches focus on how dirty and polluting they are, when, in reality, no other industry is doing more to clean up its act through regulation and energy efficiency.

Today, every part of our lives is dependent on data centers. Our daily social media interactions, the transport infrastructure we depend on, the accessibility and management of personal and corporate finance, and the provision of our power and utilities. Everyone should understand how critical these facilities are to our daily activities.

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