Shands HealthCare Manages Data Center Resources with dcTrack DCIM Solution

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The healthcare environment continues to grow, and with it the demand for data center needs. Healthcare administrators are moving their environments to more colocations to ensure that their infrastructure is secure, resilient, and capable of growth. In working with larger data centers, the need for infrastructure management becomes great. This white paper from Raritan examines how Shands HealthCare, a premier healthcare provider, has leveraged DCIM (data center infrastructure management) to gain a better understanding and clearer picture of its data center resources. The other important aspect is how Shands HealthCare is now using that information to make better decisions for improving performance and capacity planning.

In using dcTrack, Shands HealthCare has been able to better track their data center capacity needs more accurately. Furthermore, they’ve been able to develop detailed plans to help their data center infrastructure grow as healthcare needs evolve. This white paper examines a customer’s perspective to the needs of a DCIM platform. In using dcTrack, the paper takes a look at some of the following challenges:

• IT resource management.
• Data center growth planning.
• IT asset tracking.
• Capacity planning.
• Power and energy efficiency.

The need for a multi-facetted datacenter infrastructure management platform has grown because of the demand for a more robust data center environment. Managing assets, various physical data center elements, energy, space, and capacity can be overwhelming. Furthermore, healthcare data center administrators are being asked to plan for more accurate growth metrics. Click here to download this white paper to see how in using dcTrack, Shands HealthCare now has a real-time picture of capacities in all of their data centers in terms of power, space, networking and cooling.

About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the National Director of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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