[blog.colinbreck.com] From a Time-Series Database to a Key Operational Technology for the Enterprise: Part I

March 14, 2018

Our businesses are ultimately concerned with manufacturing products and delivering services—generating electricity, manufacturing pharmaceuticals, transporting goods, providing health-care services, and so on—with the services in the data center playing a supporting role. Even if we are in the data center business, we are as concerned with monitoring the heating and cooling systems, and managing the power-usage-effectiveness (PUE) ratio, as we are with monitoring the servers and infrastructure—essentially making the data center look as much like a chemical or mechanical engineering process, as it is an information technology (IT) one.

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