Tech 10: Software Blockbusters In The Data Center


Making Data Centers Run Efficiently

The heartbeat of all those racks full of servers, storage devices, networking gear, and power equipment in a data center is the software needed to keep everything running in an efficient manner and generating data to manage issues and understand costs.

That software, ranging from simple power shutdown applications to full-blown data center infrastructure management (DCIM), is the subject of this year's "Tech 10: Data Center" list.

The 10 solutions highlighted in this list show a variety of ways to manage different parts of the data center to help squeeze costs and respond quickly to problems, especially problems which have not yet occurred.