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Amazon vs. Greenpeace: War of Words is a Lesson for Every Executive

Posted by Richard Jenkins on Tue, Aug 18, 2015

In recent months, Amazon Web Services has found itself criticized by Greenpeace for its environmental sustainability. The company’s data centers are apparently inefficient compared to its rivals. Greenpeace’s Senior Energy Campaigner, David Pomerantz, went a step further, openly questioning the energy practices behind the Amazon Fire Phone's cloud services. The mobile device is a "stone aged machine,” he claimed. Amazon’s response was expectedly terse - Greenpeace was being "inaccurate" and ignoring key data already provided by the company. This was the second time in 2015 in quick succession that Amazon has had to defend itself.

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CyrusOne is Onto Something: DCIM Isn’t Open Enough

Posted by Gregg Primm on Tue, Jul 21, 2015

An interview with co-location provider CyrusOne has created quite a stir in the data center industry recently. The company’s VP for Data Center Systems and Security, Amaya Souarez, posed the question — is your DCIM provider open enough?

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The Internet of Things: Simple IoT Applications, Large Savings

Posted by Richard Jenkins on Wed, Jul 1, 2015

The popularity of the Internet of Things (IoT) has driven an overwhelming number of companies to align themselves with the term, however only a select few have truly embraced the concept. Those that have are designing and delivering impressive applications built around organizational, commercial and operational efficiency.

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Constant Change: The Data Center Never Stops Moving

Posted by Gregg Primm on Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Due to their sheer scale, data centers are commonly portrayed as static assets that remain in the same state for many years. This is inaccurate and can impact how an organization manages its facilities. Our new infographic imaginatively explores some of the regularly overlooked environmental conditions that occur within a data center, and the same vision can be applied to change management.

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Infographic: Tales from the Data Center Dark Side

Posted by Gregg Primm on Fri, Jun 5, 2015

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of your data centers? RF Code knows! Take a look at some of the financially ferocious fiends that drive up your data center TCO ... and bleed profit from the bottom line.

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Whether Merging or Acquiring, IT Assets are Critical to the Process

Posted by Gregg Primm on Tue, May 26, 2015

Today many companies rely on restructuring, mergers and acquisitions to maximize shareholder value. PwC’s 2015 CEO survey found that over half of the US executives expect to complete a domestic acquisition this year, and globally over half of the executives plan to enter a new strategic alliance or joint venture. Almost a quarter plan to sell a majority interest in a business.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Are You Really in Control of Your Data Center’s TCO?

Posted by Gregg Primm on Fri, May 1, 2015

Later this month RF Code will host a webinar, featuring 451 Research’s Rhonda Ascierto and Dell’s Joseph Cuteri, discussing how Workplace IoT solutions help control and precisely monitor the total cost of ownership of the data center. To support the event, we have produced a new eBook outlining some factors -- including the lack of adequate visibility into the data center environment and the impact of inefficient asset lifecycle management -- that can drive up the total data center TCO.

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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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