For some time the Datacenter Pulse top 10 has featured an item called ‘ Converged Infrastructure Intelligence‘. The 2012 presentation mentioned:
Treat the DC infrastructure as an IT system;
- Converge in the infrastructure instrumentation and control systems
- Connect it into the IT systems for ultimate control
Standardize connections and protocols to connect components
With datacenter infrastructure becoming a more complex system and the need for better efficiency within the whole datacenter stack, the need arises to integrate layers of the stack and make them ‘talk’ to each other.
This is shown in the DCP Stack framework with the need for ‘integrated control systems’; going up from the (facility) real-estate layer to the (IT) platform layer.
So if we have the ‘integrated control systems’, what would we be able to do?