Some of the racks space inside the Purdue Universioty data center in West Lafayetter, Illinois. Purdue staff have developed a program to put server clusters into power-saving mode during cooling failures.

Some of the racks space inside the Purdue Universioty data center in West Lafayetter, Illinois. Purdue staff have developed a program to put server clusters into power-saving mode during cooling failures.

Learn to Unlock the Full Business Value of DCIM

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Many organizations already deploy some type of monitoring solution for their data centers. Many will swear that this solution works well and gives them the metrics they need. However, within today’s modern data center infrastructure – are you really getting the full benefits of DCIM? Data centers have become the central hub of the Internet age, providing the infrastructure for the delivery of digital business services. The performance of the data center has become intrinsically linked to an organization’s overall success. To remain profitable and competitive, organizations need to ensure that every resource is consumed economically and every asset utilized optimally. According to the whitepaper – the real challenge revolves around fragmented operations, tools and information, which causes a failure among organizations to collate and analyze the metrics needed to bridge the data center performance divide.

Management in a fragmented sense can be challenging to control. Furthermore the possibility of misinformation creates a reactive, rather than a proactive environment. In this whitepaper, CA explains how DCIM provides the integrated framework and automated formulas needed to convert metrics into meaningful analytics. From centralizing data collection, managing physical capacity and assets, and integrating with critical IT management applications, DCIM unifies the processes, tools and raw data needed to provide an accurate view of data center performance across both IT and facilities.

Download this whitepaper today to learn how to make DCIM metrics meaningful. By unifying the process, data center operators will be able to see into many more vital aspects of the infrastructure. This includes:

  • Unlocking greater business value
  • Building a personalized metric map for actionable analytics
  • Understanding how to achieve valuable business insight from DCIM analytics
  • Learning to take an automated approach to some management processes
  • Gaining a competitive advantage with proactive DCIM analytics

Reliance around the modern data center will only continue to grow. Furthermore, there is more pressure around high levels of performance and uptime. DCIM enables organizations to close the gap by providing an integrated and automated management approach for both IT and facilities. As CA goes on to note – there is no one-size-fits-all approach to DCIM analytics, but the outcome is always the same: a positive impact on the triple bottom line—operational, financial and environmental.

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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