Schneider Electric, digital transformation of energy management and automation provider, has announced a new White Paper #281, “Essential Guidance on DCIM for Edge Computing Infrastructure”.
The paper provides data center operators, channel partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) with best practices for the successful deployment of next-generation Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software in edge computing environments.
Using innovative technologies including AI and Machine Learning (ML), these platforms ensure that distributed IT equipment deployed in remote locations, which lack IT staff, are proactively monitored to drive resilience and uptime.
The report found that next-generation DCIM platforms are defined by five key attributes, which clearly differentiate them from legacy data center management systems.
Those attributes are that they rely on cloud technologies for ease of implementation, scalability, analytics and maintenance; connect to a data lake enabling insight & event prediction with AI; utilize mobile and web technologies and integrates with third party platforms; prioritize simplicity and intuitive user experiences in its design and serve as a compliance tool to identify and eliminate potential cyber security risks
“Next-generation DCIM architectures, such as EcoStruxure IT™, utilize data analytics, open APIs and integration with other vendor applications to provide unprecedented insight into edge and micro data center environments,” said Kevin Brown, senior vice president of Innovation and CTO, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric.
“However, successful DCIM deployments also require organisational buy-in and ongoing cooperation between stakeholders. White Paper 281 emphasizes that to extract the full value of DCIM, it is essential that the right processes are in place and that they are adapted as technologies and operations evolve over time.”