DCIM: Ten Steps to Data Center Efficiency

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This whitepaper from Emerson Network Power offers a systematic explanation on how to increase efficiency and availability through Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM). Between sheer growth and server consolidation the need for energy management has never been greater and trends point to ever more consumption.

The key to controlling growth and maximizing resources is infrastructure monitoring. Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is a superset of infrastructure monitoring with four successive stages of progression. They are:

1. Monitor and Access
2. Data Capture and Planning
3. Analyze and Diagnose
4. Recommend and Automate

Developing a plan based on these steps ensures efficiency for current needs and insight into future data center growth. The key to developing a DCIM strategy is following a step by step approach. This whitepaper clearly outlines the 10 necessary steps to creating the ideal infrastructure monitoring system. Learn this system by reading a detailed explanation which is also consolidated into a simplified graph.

About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; Geek.com and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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