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RTOI Benefit #5: Ensure Service Level Accountability on Colocated Assets

on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | RTOI asset lifecycle management
In this final piece of our blog series built around our new eBook, 5 Ways RTOI Increases Data Center Value & Return, we take a look at how Real-Time operations intelligence helps colocation providers ensure they meet their service level commitments.
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RTOI Benefit #3: Reduce Cost & Increase Accuracy of Audits

on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | RTOI asset lifecycle management asset tracking
Continuing our series of blogs on how RTOI (Real-Time Operational Intelligence) can increase data center value and return, we take a look at reducing costs and increasing the accuracy of audits.
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The Evolution of Real-Time Operational Intelligence in the Data Center (Part 1)

on Tue, Aug 2, 2016 By | RF Code | 1 Comment | RTOI asset lifecycle management dcim environmental monitoring
Part 1: The Importance of Asset Management, Monitoring, and Data Utilization The term “Real-Time Operational Intelligence” or RTOI is beginning to gain traction in a variety of technology and business verticals, but it’s an idea that RF Code has been developing for years. At its most basic, RTOI is a concept whereby businesses are able to take incredibly large amounts of data and quickly convert it into informed and intelligent actions. As you might expect, the benefits of properly executed RTOI are great: immediate response to potential threats before they can cause downtime, ongoing improvements made to increase optimization (with low staff hours needed for tasks like data analysis), and the ability to take vast amounts of data and funnel them through one channel for ease of interpretation. Like many other methods of operational improvement in the data center industry, RTOI has also been evolving to meet a variety of needs.
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Infographic: The Journey of an Asset

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

on Thu, May 26, 2016 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | IoT corporate workplace iot asset lifecycle management
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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How Subscription Pricing Reduces Data Center Costs for the "Little Guys"

There has been a growing trend of bringing data centers to the masses. While many of the country’s largest companies own or lease vast amounts of space with hundreds of servers and an appropriately robust staff to manage them, this is not a model that’s conducive to the needs of every business. Moving traditional data center services to the cloud has done much to help small and mid-sized organizations, as the costs of deploying and maintaining IT resources onsite can be eliminated, but the real savings that smaller scale companies urgently need can be found in subscription pricing cloud services for data centers. Without having to worry about capital expenditures and IT asset allocation, both newcomers and experienced (yet small) data center staff can spend more time focusing on what’s most important: developing operational expertise in real-time and effective data center management.   
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Confessions of a Data Center Manager: Burning Down the House

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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Introducing CenterScape Cloud by RF Code

We are pleased to introduce CenterScape Cloud by RF Code. This is the next advancement in our leading asset management and environmental monitoring solution for the data center. With CenterScape Cloud, organizations now have complete flexibility in how they deploy, pay for, integrate with and scale our solution.
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Still Trudging Around Your Data Center with a Clipboard?

Despite plenty of evidence demonstrating the value of automated management processes, 43% of data centers still rely on manual capacity planning and forecasting methods. These are the findings from a recent Intel survey of 200 IT decision makers in the US and UK. What is interesting is that when asked why they employed manual approaches, 46% of respondents said it was because they felt alternatives would be too expensive. A further 35% feared they lacked the resources to implement a more automated management process.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Analyzing the Data Center

on Wed, Nov 11, 2015 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | asset management corporate TCO asset lifecycle management
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has completed its first few weeks as a separate company. According to sources, the change process was a year in the making. From an industry perspective, HP’s strategic decision to split into two companies raises several interesting questions:
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