Using RFID Tags to Automate Data Center Environmental Monitoring

It is not a trivial matter to place an RFID tags on each server rack in an enterprise data center, but the benefits of security and DCIM data are significant.

It's not easy to keep tabs for hundreds or even thousands of servers. RF tags can automate IT inventory tracking tasks in busy data centers. 

Asset Tracking is an important part of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) that identifies each server, storage array, and other components in a facility.

Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags are devices that are discreet sensor devices that collect and wirelessly transmit relevant data in real time to nearby reading devices. Analyze and report software analysis related data to provide meaningful data center environmental monitoring.

The RFID system works with the DCIM platform to provide real-time tracking and IT inventory checks, as well as 2D and 3D visualization of system position data. RFID does have limitations, but it is especially setting it up.