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News & Ideas for the Data-Driven Data Center

Are You On Track with Your Budget Plans?

on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | corporate TCO
It’s a new year. The end of the tax year beckons. Naturally the topic of new budgets is being discussed in organizations.
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Going Beyond TCO: Involving the C-Suite in Data Center Investment

on Tue, May 31, 2016 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | TCO
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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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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New Year, New Data Center – What Are Your Resolutions?

on Tue, Jan 12, 2016 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | environmental monitoring energy savings dcim asset management TCO
Each year brings a host of new developments for the data center industry and 2016 is likely to be no exception. Facilities come in every shape and size, so Here are some of our favourites.
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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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Constant Change: The Data Center Never Stops Moving

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

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

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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