From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-02-20
 
 
 

From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center

By Clint Boulton

By clicking on server doors in the 3-D Data Center application, users can see a machine's host name, CPU utilization and memory utilization.

From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center

From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center - Sexy Avatars Check Sexy Servers

You're a U.S.-based IT manager and you can't get to that data center in India. With IBM's 3-D Data Center, you can get a visual representation of the India data center right from your office computer. In this scenario, an IBM engineer uses her avatar to check out the scene in the data center.

From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center - Sexy Avatars Check Sexy Servers

From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center - Ground Control to Major Tom

This avatar checks out the health of her data center. The screens are 3-D widgets that pop up or slide out when called upon by the click of a mouse.

From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center - Ground Control to Major Tom

From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center - On the Grid

This widget is a graphical representation of IBM's Grid Scheduler software, as rendered in the IBM 3-D Data Center application. The software keeps IT managers in the loop about how their systems are running.

From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center - On the Grid

From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center - Birds-Eye View

Alerts are streamed from systems management software, such as IBM Tivoli or HP OpenView, to the 3-D Data Center, which renders them as alarms or spinning lights. The flames indicate a thermal issue. Is your server overheating? Check it! Quick!

From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center - Birds-Eye View

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