The challenge of properly aligning the IT function operation with the organization’s overall business plan and operational requirements is inherent within data center management tools. Many organizations have already begun replacing spreadsheet based tools with comprehensive Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software. These solutions collect and maintain accurate data of the data center’s assets and provide clear information and reports to manage capacity and help streamline moves, adds, and changes.
This whitepaper from Raritan serves as an overview of the benefits of DCIM when handling the challenges of managing and maintaining a data center. First, it describes the necessity of the data center itself, citing the exceptional costs of even an hour of downtime, and the use of DCIM as a way to meet the many challenges associated with managing a functional data center. Next, it discusses asset management, change management, and capacity management and planning as functions of DCIM. Lastly, it states the importance of advanced, integrated energy monitoring and management, citing a lack of integrated tools and processes to measure and manage energy usage as a dampening factor of real progress.
Learn the importance of DCIM to maintaining a functional, efficient data center. Click here to download this whitepaper from Raritan on exploration of DCIM solutions that provide a competitive advantage to those that utilize them.