“Expect More Data Center Analytics and Monitoring to Happen in the Cloud”

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Data center operations and management is a wide-ranging topic, and it encompasses a lot of salient issues in running such a facility. Budgets, power, equipment, staffing, you name it. And the panel Data Center Management & Operations: Trends in Power & Cooling at CapRE’s Second Annual New England Data Center Summit was true to form, featuring a wide range of topics under discussion. For example, Moderator Indra Purkayastha, Founder and CEO of Purkay Labs asked two panelists to comment on data center efficiency. “Could you just comment on the legacy customers that you serve on the energy efficiency side – machine learning, data mining?” he asked of the panelists. “Do you see any applications like this today for improving efficiency?” First to respond was Henry Amistadi, IT and Data Center Analyst for MITRE. “We deal with a lot of customers in China,” he began. “And they have people, because their labor costs are so cheap, they have guys that go around every day and they look for green indicator lights on the servers each day, and labor costs are certainly going up in China, while exchange rates are coming a little more in line with where it should be." “And when you talk about the Edge, we’ve had to build tools for other, more mature markets, to be able to remotely see some of these more disparate data centers, and the Edge is a great example where…