HOW TO MOVE FROM SAYING TO DOING?
We normally look at data centers as computing facilities. Data centers can actually be seen as small factories, with plants, processes, and services. In this perspective, the Industry 4.0 mindset can be applied to data centers, too. Have you ever asked yourself some of these questions?
- What is the concept of a data center as a cognitive structure?
- What are some examples of IoT applications in a data center environment?
- What are the key benefits and best practices?
If yes, reach out to us. We have the answers.
IOT AT THE HEART OF THE NEW GENERATION DATA CENTERS
IT infrastructures take on an increasingly central role in supporting digital transformation. They themselves are the protagonists of a strong change. According to Capgemini estimates, 35% of Telco has already implemented IoT solutions.
The value of a modern data center is no longer intrinsically in the hardware or in the software, but it lays in the certified levels of performance of the services, in the automation capacity, in the operational and energy efficiency, and in the high reliability.
These are the challenges that typically IoT technologies support; approach a data center as if it was a manufacturing activity or a digital factory. The Industry 4.0 paradigm gives enormous opportunities for efficiency and performance.
IOT DATA CENTER APPLICATIONS: A SUCCESS STORY
How to improve PUE thanks to IoT?
Create an IoT data center application like the one that Acantho designed and implemented with Trueverit. We collected data from a network of over 150 sensors, and then normalized and analyzed them. This resulted in an Industry 4.0 governance system for the entire data center, not only in terms of operations but also feeding an IoT-based certification system toward end customers.
Attention to the green challenge prompted Acantho to equip its latest-generation Data Center with an IoT control and consumption management tool, able to further improve the levels of Power Usage Effectiveness.
_Massimo Calderoni, Data Center Management Coordinator Acantho
IOT DATA CENTER APPLICATIONS: EMERGING CASES
A modern data center must face at least two challenges: security (external and internal) and efficiency (productivity and reduction of energy consumption).
These goals cannot be detached from a digitalization path, nor from the exploitation of data already existing and collected by the plants and infrastructures, often coming from different IT and OT systems.
Here is a series of examples of IoT applications for an Industry 4.0 data center.
IOT DATA CENTER APPLICATIONS: KEY CHALLENGES
Cloud computing and new technologies are strongly challenging traditional infrastructures; on the other hand, the latter have an increasingly central role in supporting digital transformation and all the applications that they host.
Here are some recurring questions:
- How to approach a data center in an IoT key?
- How to face the challenges of interconnecting different assets?
- How to guarantee safety in such a sensitive environment?
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