Market Overview: Data Center Infrastructure Management Solutions
Maturing Solutions Allow Integrated Physical Management Of The Data Center
March 29, 2012
Why Read This Report
This report is part of the data center infrastructure playbook and should be read by IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals. Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is a comprehensive approach to managing the physical aspects of the data center. DCIM is the convergence of previous generations of purely facilities-oriented power management, physical asset management, network management, and financial management and planning solutions for data centers. If used properly, DCIM solutions can help I&O professionals address steadily ratcheting pressures to meet business SLAs, lower costs, and improve resource and energy efficiency and long-term facilities planning. The steady drumbeat of escalating requirements will drive DCIM offerings rapidly, with increased integration with other enterprise management tools. I&O groups will have to become adept at matching their requirements to the rapidly changing offerings but will need some form of DCIM solution to remain competitive.
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Table of Contents
- Pressures Drive Continual Pursuit Of Operational Efficiency
- Major Functional Criteria Define DCIM Solutions
- Three Major Types Of Suppliers Dominate The DCIM Supplier Landscape
- Determine If And When To Invest In A DCIM Solution
WHAT IT MEANS
- New DCIM Solutions Will Make The I&O Job More Challenging
- Supplemental Material
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