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News & Ideas for the Data-Driven Data Center

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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Prove it Small First, Then Scale Your Asset Lifecycle Management

on Wed, Oct 21, 2015 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | total cost of ownership asset lifecycle management
We are fortunate to have a number of case studies with impressive ROI figures and financial results, however one of our most compelling examples started on a smaller scale than you would expect. Beginning small is becoming a common approach to improving data center efficiency — after all, many successful data center projects involve incremental adjustments that when combined together deliver large savings, improved inventory accuracy and heightened asset security.
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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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Whether Merging or Acquiring, IT Assets are Critical to the Process

on Tue, May 26, 2015 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | dcim asset management corporate governance total cost of ownership
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?

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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