Security breach: Cyberattacks put Russian fingers on the switch

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/us/politics/russia-cyberattacks.html It’s a real threat This was The New York Times headline of March 15. 2018. It must be frightening for datacenter operators when they fully understand the meaning of this. In this article the White...

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...
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...
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...