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Balancing AI Workloads and Energy Demands with DCIM Software

AI-driven processes, including machine learning models and data processing, require significant computational resources which can lead to increased energy consumption and heightened operational costs. The complexity of these workloads, which often involve real-time data analysis and continuous model training, exacerbates the need for robust data center management.

Whose infrastructure is it anyway?

The recent McKinsey report, the state of cloud computing in Europe has exposed not only low returns, but also serious challenges for businesses embracing cloud as the basis of digital transformation. The first concern is that not only is the value of cloud ‘in isolated pockets and at subscale ’, but also that it is limited to the IT department. Whilst 75 percent of those surveyed reported either technology cost savings or productivity increases, only one-third have seen such savings beyond IT.

DCIM Software: What Is the Risk of Not Making This Investment?

Investing in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software is critical for modern businesses to efficiently manage their data center resources. Without DCIM software, organizations lack comprehensive visibility into their data center infrastructure, making it challenging to identify and address issues promptly, leading to potential service disruptions.

What are EED and CSRD: Why They Matter for Data Centre Management

In recent years, sustainability has become a top priority for industries worldwide, and the data centre sector is no exception. As governments strive to reduce carbon footprints and mitigate climate change, regulatory directives such as the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) are playing a crucial role in reshaping how data centres operate and manage their environmental impact.

Bridging the Skills Gap in Data Centers with DCIM Software

The Uptime Institute’s 2022 Global Data Center Survey highlights a growing challenge for operators: attracting and retaining qualified staff. With 53% struggling to find skilled employees and 42% losing staff to competitors—a sharp rise from 17% in 2018—there’s a clear need for solutions. DCIM software emerges as a key response, offering a holistic view of data center operations. This includes monitoring power usage, cooling systems, server space, and network operations.

Data Center Energy Consumption Trends of 2024

Data centers are the backbone of our increasingly interconnected world. They power everything from streaming services to AI, handling vast amounts of data every second. However, this technological advancement comes at a cost, with energy consumption being a significant concern. In fact, data center energy consumption is forecasted to double by 2026. As we venture further into 2024, it is important to review some of the key trends around energy consumption in data centers.

This Earth Day, Gain New Sustainability Insights from your IT Infrastructure with OpsRamp and HPE

It’s April 22 and everybody knows today is Earth Day. But do you know how much energy your IT infrastructure is consuming and what that translates to in cost and carbon footprint? As we place more demands on our IT infrastructure to store and manage the reams of data we’re collecting and run advanced analytics and artificial intelligence on that data, we are inevitably consuming more energy in our data centers.

Early development programmes have a strong part to play in the current data centre skills shortage

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, the demand for skilled professionals in the data centre industry has never been higher. And it's not just in our sector, sourcing technical talent and strategies to attract and retain them continues to be an issue in most sectors as a recent Deloitte article highlighted.