Passive RFID IT Asset Management Solutions Company Says Don’t Roll the Dice with Data Center Fundamentals
According to a recent prominent study, cutting datacenter energy waste by 40 percent could save businesses over $3 billion annually. But where exactly to cut and what changes to make is still a question for many IT professionals, data center managers and line of business executives struggling with reducing the energy footprint for their data centers. Experts from Asset Vue, a provider of RFID based asset management and data center management solutions, say that much of the problem lies with the inability to efficiently and accurately track data center assets. They have identified the top three tips for reducing data center energy costs while increasing the accuracy of data center audits. The company also recently developed a white paper – IT Asset Management: By the Numbers – which compares older manual IT asset management with newer passive RFID-based IT asset management, available for download at http://bit.ly/av-roi
“It’s time to toss out old notions about heating, cooling and energy consumption in the data center,” says said John Consoli, Executive Vice President for Asset Vue. “What IT professionals, data center managers and line of business executives need are new approaches to tracking which data center assets are drawing power, how much power they are using and the amount of cooling they require. It all starts with the use of smart, automated IT asset management solutions.”
Smart Bets – Tips for Improving Data Center IT Asset Management
Consoli outlines three tips for reducing data center energy costs while increasing the accuracy of data center audits. By following these guidelines, IT professionals, data center managers and line of business executives can make smarter bets on where their IT assets are located, which are in operation and what kinds of cooling requirements they have.
- Hit on energy savings. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) completed a recent study that highlighted the problem of “zombie servers,” where up to 30 percent of servers may no longer be needed, have become forgotten or misplaced while remaining plugged in and consuming energy. One way to eliminate or minimize zombie servers is via a clean data center audit based on high-accuracy IT asset management solutions, rather than manual record keeping.
- Stand on data center temperatures. Rather than overcooling data centers by eliminating “hot spots,” today’s data center professionals recognize that newer technologies are capable of operating at higher temperatures. Now data center teams focus on eliminating “cold spots” by matching different types of equipment with their optimal temperature range. By tagging and tracking the placement of each data center asset by the operating temperature it requires, power and cooling can be applied more effectively.
- Know how to fold ‘em. Recent data breaches have demonstrated that nothing is ever erased. Instead, many data assets at end of life are shredded and destroyed. Tracking end of life information and locations for hard drives and other storage devices through passive RFID can provide an accurate audit trail for what happens to storage devices that leave the data center for disposal.
Want to learn more?
- Download a complimentary copy of the white paper, IT Asset Management: By the Numbers, from http://bit.ly/av-roi
- Asset Vue President Sean Cotter take a look at the issue of runaway power consumption in the Asset Vue blog here: http://bit.ly/ZaiL7V
- Watch an explainer video of how the Asset Vue ITAM/DCAM system can help save time and money during your data center audits: http://bit.ly/18JlXFf
About Asset Vue
Asset Vue, LLC is a Bristol, PA-based provider of RFID based asset management and data center management solutions. The company offers technology designed to solve the kinds of regular challenges faced by “data center people” in their daily roles and their strategic responsibilities that is not found in other tools. The passive-RFID solution represents the culmination of living and working through the daily challenges faced by data center management and leadership across the industry. The company’s executive leadership and product development staff bring vast, direct experience from the world of data center operations, where they have worked with some of the world’s most complex and most high-profile data center operations. For additional information, please visit www.assetvue.com