Using Metrics to Manage Data Centers Presented by Tad Davies at Data Center World
Data Center World Speaker, Tad Davies: Managing Data Centers Using Metrics Bick Consulting Services SVP, Tad Davies coached Data Center World attendees on calculating their own data center metrics and using these insights to better manage their own data centers.
Orlando, FL October 20, 2014 — Tad Davies, SVP Bick Consulting Services, led a 4-hour tutorial titled “Better Data Center Management Through the Use of Metrics” at the Data Center World (DCW) Global Conference held last week. Data Center World is the premier conference for Data Center and Facility Management Professionals. This was an encore of session presented at spring Data Center World.
Mr. Davies, a Board Member of the Data Center Institute (DCI) and 27-year industry veteran, accompanied by two fellow DCI Board participants, focused on Data Center Heuristics. The session reviewed metrics from three perspectives: Heuristics / DC Math, Financial, and Operational – and provided industry best practice insights. Participants learned what key aspects of their data centers to measure and how to calculate their own metrics.
“I was delighted to share with DCW participants and discuss how they are addressing various challenges. Data centers are providing strategic business functions and competitive advantages,” stated Davies. “Understanding how your data center is performing relative to metrics, helps facilitate informed decision-making and improved prioritization of corrective actions.”