Asset Vue IDs Why Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a Cost-Effective Tool for Data Center Professionals
Data center professionals are often the first to see the latest, greatest data center infrastructure available. New blade servers, smart switches, and storage area networks come through their hands first. But when it comes to accounting for these important and expensive data center assets for the annual data center audit, the tools these data center professionals use are less than high tech. “Most data center professionals end up using a flashlight, a magnifying glass and a clipboard to conduct audits of their data center assets,” says John Consoli, Executive Vice President of Asset Vue, a provider of RFID based asset management and data center management solutions, “This isn’t efficient and audits become a long and tedious process that are prone to error.” Consoli instead points out Five ways data center professionals can use RFID to save time and money in the data center. Most organizations mandate an annual or semi-annual data center audit to meet internal or external requirements. Internally, organizations need to maintain inventory checks and balances, cycle out end-of-life equipment and manage depreciation of capital expenditures. Externally, there are often industry and regulatory requirements to consider. SAS 70 and SSAE measure a data center’s financial reporting and record keeping controls. HIPAA ensures sensitive patient information is protected. Knowing the location of a sensitive data center asset is critical. “RFID tags that are either supplied directly by the data center equipment manufacturer or added later by a data center professional, are cost-effective and time-efficient alternatives to lights, magnifiers and pens when conducting audits,” says Consoli. Five Ways to use RFID to Save Time and Money in the Data Center
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Asset Vue, LLC is a Bristol, PA-based provider of RFID based asset management and data center management solutions. The company offers technology designed to solve the kinds of regular challenges faced by “data center people” in their daily roles and their strategic responsibilities that is not found in other tools. The passive-RFID solution represents the culmination of living and working through the daily challenges faced by data center management and leadership across the industry. The company’s executive leadership and product development staff bring vast, direct experience from the world of data center operations, where they have worked with some of the world’s most complex and most high-profile data center operations. For additional information, please visitwww.assetvue.com