New technologies and increasing demands are generating a considerable amount of heat as information technology equipment (ITE) power density soars past 5 kW, contributing to tremendous challenges for data centers.
As a result of COVID-19, we have to broaden our definition of disaster preparedness to include events that might not impact the physical world or our facilities but that still leave us operating in a changed environment — one that requires rapid responses and flexibility.
As organizations in all sectors have rapidly emptied their offices and sent their employees home to comply with ever more expansive shelter-in-place and quarantine mandates, replicating the full breadth of services remotely has been IT’s singular priority.
As hybrid digital infrastructures consisting of on-premises and cloud-based systems become more and more common within companies, complexity significantly increases. A professional DCIM tool should be able to manage not only the data center itself, but also hybrid digital infrastructures in all their complexity.
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we find ourselves impacted in ways we have not previously considered. Dealing with new challenges has pushed everyone out of their comfort zones and forced us to reconsider what is actually essential.
While stay-at-home orders have clearly highlighted just how much our society depends on our digital infrastructure, it’s important not to let the critically of the industry overshadow the effect it has on the environment.
Traditional air-cooled data centers will continue to work for many of the legacy applications. However, there are better solutions that enable space reduction, increased efficiency, cost reduction, and sustainable operations, all while providing the ability to compute at higher densities.
Although data centers are the foundation upon which the internet rests, COVID-19 has demonstrated the reliance on them isn’t limited to the needs of each provider’s customers but rather collectively, in terms of the applications they provide and the end users they support
To help IT managers use a single console to remotely diagnose and troubleshoot IT devices, regardless of vendor, Intel has launched the Intel® Datacenter Manager Virtual KVM Gateway, a standalone console version of the cross-platform keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) application.