Avoiding downtime remains a top priority for all managers of critical infrastructure in data centers. Despite improving technology and better management of availability, outages remain a major concern for the industry. The causes of outages are changing. Software and IT configuration and network issues are becoming more common. Network cabling issues and human error continue to cause problems. Many outages could be prevented by improving management processes and training staff to follow them correctly. In this presentation we will review the use of Automated Infrastructure Management systems to improve data center management processes by adding automation and efficiency.
Michael German is the global technical director with CommScope in charge of a team responsible for providing pre- and post-sales technical support and being stakeholders for the CommScope’s Intelligent Solutions worldwide.During his 30-plus year career with AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent, Avaya and CommScope, Michael was involved in the development of a broad range of products from fiber optic transmitters and repeaters to structured cabling systems.Michael’s contributions include the development of many successful CommScope products including imVision , an Automated Infrastructure Management System. His innovative work produced over 50 patents.Michael holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University Tandon School of Engineering.