Top 4 Questions with : Aniket Patange, Director of Datacenter Lifecycle Services
Updated on: 23 Jun 2016
Data centers are undergoing tremendous changes with the fastpaced needs of enterprises in the IoT age. Aniket Patange, Director Datacenter Lifecycle Services, Schneider Electric gives over-view of how DCIM tools can be leveraged to maximize operational efficiency and security to Jasmine Desai.
How is DCIM tool becoming critical for efficient functioning of data centers?
As more and more data centers in India metamorphose into advanced, intelligent and efficient hubs for business apps, DCIM assumes great significance in bringing IT and facilities together. The goal of a DCIM initiative is to provide administrators with a holistic view of a data center's performance so that energy, equipment and floor space are used as efficiently as possible. DCIM
tools are very critical especially in growing digital scenarios .Currently, all users use written logs, which helps in monitoring equipment in realtime although it is local. They have written logs which captures all critical operational parameters of the devices and equipment every one hour. This is repeated frequently so that they have a big database. Based on this they can make informed decision. However, this process is not automated which creates its own challenges. Firstly, one has to depend on the skills of the person who is handling the data center. To overcome this, we have a suite of DCIM software Stuxurware. This enables to automate operations and generate lots of statistical data which can be used for various purposes. For example, they can review the trends, view the performance of the equipment, make statistical analysis of performance of equipment by hourly basis and predict its failure.