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Infographic: The Journey of an Asset

Posted by Gregg Primm on Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Many people think of data centers -- and the enterprise assets they contain -- as being static, orderly environments. But in fact the opposite is almost always the truth.  As demands for services and compute power grow and change servers, switches, and other valuable data center assets are continually flowing into, out of, and around the data center ... and they are depreciating in value the entire time. To ensure maximum ROI on your data center investments you need continuous visibility throughout the asset life cycle, regardless of whether an asset is on the loading dock, in storage, deployed and operational, or in transit. This infographic takes a lighthearted look at the many stages of an asset's life cycle -- and the impact these stages can have on the value that asset drives for your business.

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Confessions of a Data Center Manager: Water, Water Everywhere

Posted by Gregg Primm on Wed, Jul 6, 2016

Often our customers and colleagues in the industry come to us with stories that they wouldn’t want their management or the public hearing about. In this blog series we discuss these experiences and how they could be solved - with all names and confidential information kept a secret of course!

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The Role of Energy Star Ratings in Increasing Energy Optimization and Reducing Data Center Costs

Posted by Gregg Primm on Wed, Jun 29, 2016

For many of us, Energy Star ratings are a useful benchmark we use when purchasing a new washer, dryer, refrigerator, etc. It’s hard to find a downside in reducing our household power usage, lowering our utility bills, and helping the environment. And frankly, it’s not that different for those of us who work within the data center industry: there isn’t really any downside to reducing the operational expenses associated with energy use so long as uptime and service delivery is unaffected. 

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Confessions of a Data Center Manager: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Posted by Gregg Primm on Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Often our customers and colleagues in the industry come to us with stories that they wouldn’t want their management or the public hearing about. In this blog series we discuss these experiences and how they could be solved - with all names and confidential information kept a secret of course.

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Data Center Efficiency: You Can’t Change What You Can’t Measure

Posted by Tom Larson on Fri, Jun 3, 2016

Today’s data centers are taking the heat both literally and figuratively. With equipment generating enormous amounts of thermal energy, data centers continue to shovel operational funds into cooling as energy costs steadily climb. Environmental optimization is so demanding that Emerson Network Power cites that cooling and energy make up 44% of the average data center’s cost of ownership. These shocking levels of energy consumption have led to much rebuttal in the media — particularly the negative environmental impact of the data center industry’s staggering 200% increase in power consumption between 2005 and 2010 in addition to the more modest, but nonetheless concerning, 36% increase between 2005 and 2012 .

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RF Code Gets Test-y: We Have the Technology!

Posted by Sylverre Polhemus on Wed, Jun 1, 2016

Here at RF Code, we are dedicated to improving the range and usability of our asset management and environmental monitoring solutions. Our testing includes serious quality testing in real-world data centers and our labs. We also encourage our employees and families to try out our solutions in real-world and simulated situations...

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Going Beyond TCO: Involving the C-Suite in Data Center Investment

Posted by Gregg Primm on Tue, May 31, 2016

One of the fundamental rules of business is to reduce costs wherever possible in order to maximize profits and remain competitive in the marketplace. This methodology can apply to any number of areas: manufacturing, hardline vendor negotiations, bulk purchasing, asset management, etc. Data centers are not immune and are increasingly being asked to streamline operational processes while simultaneously expand capacity. In the 21st century, data centers have become one of the most malleable and impactful tools in a company’s tool belt—a central hub in which both the concerns of executive staff and IT staff can be addressed and successfully met. As a result, careful planning of the data center can make a huge impact on the profitability of an organization through four primary functions:

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Why Aren't Data Centers Hotter?

Posted by Tom Larson on Fri, May 27, 2016

Research says IT equipment can run warmer, but data centers aren’t raising temperature to save money.

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The data center, the cloud and the CIO – A 30 Second Interview with Bob Ridout

Posted by Gregg Primm on Thu, May 26, 2016

We recently welcomed Bob Ridout, former DuPont CIO, to our board of directors. We sat down with him to canvas his thoughts on the industry, future trends and RF Code’s position in the industry.

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Making the Move to Wire-Free Sensor Networks in Your Data Centers

Posted by Tom Larson on Fri, May 20, 2016

RF Code provides open, secure wire-free environmental and power monitoring and real-time IT asset tracking solutions that reduce the time and cost of discovering, tracking, and monitoring IT assets and the environments in which they’re located. These solutions are easily configured to meet the exact nature of a company’s most critical asset challenge.

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On-demand Webinar: Controlling and Precisely Monitoring the Total Cost of Ownership for the Data Center Estate

   

451 Research and Dell discuss how to control data center total cost of ownership

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Whitepaper: IT Starts with Information

   

See how real-time data increases efficiency

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