Human Failure, even at Microsoft’s DC?

Last month an unexpected release of fire suppression agent during a periodic maintenance caused several services of the Microsoft Azure’s platform to automatically shut down. A human error caused customers in Northern Europe having difficulties to connect to the...

4D Cool optimizer for datacenters on IT Room Infra

NEXT LEVEL MONITORING AND CONTROL FOR DATACENTERS A Dutch consortium is working on a breakthrough innovation for data center cooling. A new monitoring engine creates a real-time 3D heat map of your data center room, unveiling whether your cooling energy actually goes...
When is it time to stop using spreadsheets?

When is it time to stop using spreadsheets?

We love spreadsheets! Many data centre operators are still using Excel spreadsheets to manage their data centre. And up to some point this might not even be the worst solution. There are some symptoms however that you should take notice of to remind you of more...
The other reasons why DCIM is (not) failing

The other reasons why DCIM is (not) failing

Responding to Venessa Moffat – TheStack Last week Venessa Moffat of Agile Momentum wrote in TheStack about the real reason why DCIM is failing. This article is a reaction to that publication. First of all let us start with our appreciation of Ms. Moffat’s...
Is your DCIM a robot with a manual ?

Is your DCIM a robot with a manual ?

DCIM: a tool or a solution? The Analogy To try to explain the difference between a DCIM product from Gartner’s Magic Quadrant and, let’s say our DCIM solution it will be best to use an analogy: Imagine you are in need of a bicycle (we are Dutch after all..). You are...
DC infrastructures at risk?

DC infrastructures at risk?

Is your DC infrastructure protected ? A bit of historical background In today’s world more and more devices are ‘connected’. M2M communication (Machine to Machine) was introduced in the late nineties which later went on to become IoT (Internet of Things). GE...
Is DCIM software affected by malware like Wannacry?

Is DCIM software affected by malware like Wannacry?

Is Perf-iT’s DCIM software secure? Wannacry and other malware attacks have raised a number of questions among our clientele. People ask us about their vulnerability and what we do to keep the security of our DCIM software updated. We have always been aware of the...
Dead Camel in Motion?

Dead Camel in Motion?

Our response to a Data Centre News opinion published on March 6, 2017   On the 6th of March Andrew Waterston wrote an article (LINK) about DCIM where he questioned the future of DCIM along a list of 10 topics. Since there is no option to comment on his article...
Six key elements of a DCIM system

Six key elements of a DCIM system

What are the most important aspects according to our customers? Perf-iTs DCIM solution has been build up from the bottom. Each feature we added had its roots in specific customer requirements. We covered many individual requests by data centre operators in bespoke...

Has the shake-out of the DCIM industry started?

Who is to blame for the overhyped expectations? The DCIM business is not living up to its promises. Some larger players draw their conclusions and ‘pulled the plug’ on their products. As a DCIM solution provider we too have been anxious for this ‘huge’ market that was...