Data Center Asset Tracking: Data Center World Interview with Drew Samuelson

This past March, Lifeline Data Centers attended the Data Center World in Las Vegas and conducted this Data Center World Video Interview Series with some of today’s most skilled and knowledgeable data center experts.

We chatted with Drew Samuelson, the Senior Product Manager at Vizualiiz, which focuses on IT asset management, data center asset management, wireless IT asset management and automated wireless IT. Drew explains that his company affixes RFID tags to all key assets in order to track them from “cradle to grave.” Thus, they utilize RFID technology to aid in the audit process.

In this video, Drew talks about the trends he’s witnessing in the data center industry. He says that he’s been seeing many, many assets become one asset – “Every time we turn around, everything is being virtualized. So it’s a significant challenge for us, because now we have to reflect both the physical and logical relationship… which, luckily, we do very well.”

Drew also talks about their new flagship software called LightsOn 3D, which allows companies to get a real-time, 3D visual of any environment, all accessible from the same module. Companies will be able to tell if assets are moving in or out of that 3D environment. “That’s kind of our bread and butter,” says Drew.

If you’d like to learn more about Vizualiiz and their offerings, visit www.vizualiiz.com. Stay tuned for more from our Data Center World Video Interview Series and check out our videos on our YouTube channel.

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.
Alex Carroll