Bluetooth Location Mapping of Data Center Assets
Dell EMC data centers around the world have thousands of servers, storage products, and networking devices. Students on the Dell project team will use available Bluetooth technology to reliably map the location of these assets, helping data centers with hardware audits, deployment planning, power delivery planning, and environmental balancing.
Dell EMC is one of the largest Enterprise Hardware and Solution providers in the world. Data centers may have thousands of servers, storage products, and networking devices. Maintaining, controlling, and tracking all of these assets are daunting tasks for information technology professionals. A method is needed to track and locate the physical location of these assets. Solving this problem is a key foundational component to enabling portions of Dell EMC’s long-term data center vision. Many asset-tracking methods exist, but most are relatively manual and require data entry or the scanning of every device in a data center. Other solutions require proprietary data center infrastructure that make the solutions expensive or work only on a single provider’s hardware.
Students on this team can leverage the background research from the 2019 Dell project and developing an asset tracking system based on new Bluetooth 5.1 angle of arrival technology.