Understanding the Advent of DCIM
August 11th, 2011 By: Kevin Normandeau
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.