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centre of attention conditions in the data centre and equipment rooms. Modern vendor neutral DCIM software will enable an organisation to make better decisions on how to build its rack infrastructure and allow the data centre manager to securely keep tabs on all aspects of the data centre from a single web browser. Power monitoring Power monitoring is not only about making sure you know how much power is being used, but actually helping make the environment more efficient. It’s essential to look for ways to save on power based on requirements. Intelligent power distribution units (PDUs) with monitoring capability that can stand the high heat loads of a high density environment can prove to be great assets, enabling the monitoring of voltage, current, power (kW) and energy (kilowatt-hour) levels with a ±1% metering accuracy for each PDU in the data centre. Cooling monitoring Tracking inlet temperatures against the latest ASHRAE guidelines and evolving equipment specifications is key. Ensuring that IT systems are running optimally will revolve around how well the environmental variables are controlled. Monitor uptime and status reports It’s imperative to check individual system uptime reports regularly and keep an eye on the status of various systems. Efficiency modifications can be made based on the status reports provided by a reliable reporting system. Budget for new airflow and HVAC optimisation systems With a ducted exhaust system, every bit of cold air produced by the HVAC system has to go through a server, so there is no waste. There is also no bypass or need for the overprovisioning that is required in standard hot aisle/ cold aisle data centres. In conclusion, taking this type of best practice approach, and adopting the latest technologies, will be vital in achieving a data centre capable of supporting the needs for future technologies’ demands. Organisations are going to have to start taking data centre infrastructure to a new level. The question is: Are they ready? INTELLIGENT R&MinteliPhy – Automated Infrastructure Management by R&M Manually managed infrastructure data has a 10% error rate*, 20-40% of ports are forgotten over time**. The automated R&MinteliPhy solution continuously monitors each connection in one or more DCs or local networks, a (remote) central server records cabling status. The AIM-based solution has functions for management, analysis as well as planning cabling and cabinets. R&MinteliPhy is easy to retrofit and can halve network monitoring and management costs. When new devices are integrated or changes made updates are automatically generated. Unused patch panels and ports in active equipment are instantly detected. Data can be traced in real time with a PC or smartphone, faulty connections are located in seconds. * Source: Watson & Fulton ** Source: Frost & Sullivan More info: gbr@rdm.com Convincing cabling solutions centre of attention conditions in the data centre and equipment rooms. Modern vendor neutral DCIM software will enable an organisation to make better decisions on how to build its rack infrastructure and allow the data centre manager to securely keep tabs on all aspects of the data centre from a single web browser. P  ower monitoring Power monitoring is not only about making sure you know how much power is being used, but actually helping make the environment more efficient. It’s essential to look for ways to save on power based on requirements. Intelligent power distribution units (PDUs) ][ۚ]ܚ[\X[]H][[HYX]YوHY[]B[\ۛY[[ݙHHܙX]\][X[H[ۚ]ܚ[قYK\[ \ H[[\H [] Z\H][]BLIHY]\[X\XH܈XXH[H]H[K\ܝݚYYHH[XXB\ܝ[\[KY]܈]Z\[P[Z\][ۈ\[\•]HXY^]\\[K]\H]وZ\XYHHP\[H\YH\\\H\\K\H\[\\܂YY܈Hݙ\ݚ\[ۚ[]\\]Z\Y[[\Z\K˜Z\H]H[\˂[ۘ\[ۋZ[\\Hق\XXH\X [Y[H]\XY\[H][[XY][H]H[H\XBو\ܝ[HYY܈]\BXY\&H[X[ˈܙ[\][ۜ˜\H[]H\Z[]B[H[\X\HH]][ H]Y\[ۈ\Έ\H^HXYO‚[[ۚ]ܚ[•X[[][\\]\\YZ[H]\TQHZY[[\[][\]Z\Y[XYX][ۜ\š^K[\[]U\[\\B[[[X[H[]H\[[H[\ۛY[[\XX\˜\H۝Y ۚ]܈\[YH[B]\\ܝ’]8&\[\\]]HX[]YX[\[H\[YH\ܝY[\H[Y\[^YHۈH]\و\[\œ\[\ˈYXY[H[YX][ۜ˜[HXYH\YۈH]\‚SSQSZ[[TH8$]]X]Y[\X\HX[Y[Y[HBX[X[HX[YY[\X\H]H\BL H\܈]J M Hوܝ\Hܙ[ݙ\[YJH]]X]YZ[[TB][ۈ۝[[\H[ۚ]ܜXXۛX[ۂ[ۙH܈[ܙH܈[]ܚB[[JH[[\\XܙX[]\˂HRSKX\Y][ۈ\[[ۜ܂X[Y[Y[ [[\\\[\[[˜X[[X[]ˈZ[[TH\X\Hœ]ٚ][[[H]ܚ[ۚ]ܚ[[X[Y[Y[˂H[[ B[]]X\\H[Yܘ]Y܈[\›XYH\]\\H]]X]X[H[\]Y [\Y][[[ܝ[X]B\]Z\Y[\H[[H]XY ]H[BXY[X[[YH]H܈X\ۙK][HۛX[ۜ\H]Y[Xۙ˂\N]ۈ [ۂ\N [][[ܙH[Έ؜KB۝[[X[][ۜ‚ Ǩ M MN