Understanding the Advent of DCIM

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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is a new category of data center tools with integrated processes. Gartner predicts that DCIM tools will soon become the mainstream in data centers, growing from 1% penetration in 2010 to 60% in 2014.

As a data center professional you have witnessed the growth of technology, and the subsequent limitation of space and power. DCIM is the technology to help the three principal groups within the data center – facilities, networking and systems address the major issues of asset management, system provisioning, space and resource utilization and future capacity planning.

In this primer, learn why DCIM is the technology of the future, the questions you need to consider, how DCIM helps your daily operation, and the results / rewards behind the technology.

For the uninitiated this paper will provide facts, figures and an excellent starting point. For the DCIM pro it will validate many of your decisions.

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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