Why your Data Center Should Be Run Like a Business
In the age of increased awareness to cost structures associated with providing computing capacity, the Data Center is going through dramatic changes with regards to the coordination of IT and Facilities organizations and their associated physical infrastructure components. With a keen eye on the business of providing these computing resources, data centers are transforming to structured assets with financial considerations and metrics taking priority over technology choices alone. This session will explore the State of the Art in managing a data center as a core asset, using much of the same ERP style methodologies seen in nearly all other corporate disciplines. We'll demonstrate how DCIM is the business management "ERP" suite for data centers.
- by Mark Harris , Vice President of Marketing and Data Center Strategy of Nlyte Software
Mark Harris is the Vice President of Marketing and Data Center Strategy at Nlyte Software with over thirty years experience in product and channel marketing, sales, and corporate strategy. At Nlyte, Mark is responsible for all outbound marketing, strategic offering alignment regarding industry and customer requirements, plus overall customer advocacy. Mr. Harris joins Nlyte Software from Server Technology Inc., a data center power equipment manufacturer, where he was vice president of Marketing. Previously, he directed all sales and marketing efforts for DCIM software at Raritan Inc. Mr. Harris also spent a total of seven years combined at Avocent and Cyclades (now part of Emerson) as the vice president of Marketing Strategy of Data Center Management where helped create their initial DCIM offerings. Mr. Harris contributes to such publications as Data Center Post, Data Center Knowledge and Datacenter Dynamics. He’s also written for Mission Critical Magazine, DCD Focus and Processor.com. In addition, he writes his own weekly blog, DCIMExpert.com. Mark has a B.S. in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.