Cut Datacenter Costs and Complexity by Unifying and Simplifying DCIM
August 27th, 2013 By: Bill Kleyman
New technologies are literally being born within the datacenter. New applications, workloads and service models are all being driven from the data center down to the end-user. As more organizations digitize their environments, the push for scalable and efficiency data center services will only continue to grow. Let’s face facts, the modern data center is under intense pressure from every direction—and is challenged to keep up. Disparate teams, management tools and performance metrics are all adding to this operational challenge. With no central visibility of power consumption, asset utilization or service levels, IT and facilities departments are struggling to deliver the availability, capacity and efficiency that the business demands of today’s data center.
Because of the growing needs around data center services, performance must be monitored and controlled at every level. Erratic and uncontrolled performance can place the entire organization at risk. At the end of the day, there is an inseparable linkage between every aspect of the data center. Without an accurate 360-degree view of how the data center is performing—whether it involves humidity levels or server response rates—organizations will quickly lose control of every operational facet including:
To combat this, organizations need to stop data center costs, complexity and capacity from spiraling out of control before business outcomes are irreparably damaged. Data Center Infrastructure Management systems (DCIM) bridge the operational gap by providing organizations with access to centralized information and processes. In this white paper, we see that by combining real-time insightful metrics with predictive analytical tools, visualization and integrated workflows, DCIM systems can provide the ‘connective tissue’ needed to achieve a service-oriented approach. This will enable the optimization of critical data center assets and resources. Remember, a DCIM suite should cover the three following pillars:
- Power and cooling
- Capacity and inventory
- IT management and business services.
[Image source: CA Technologies – DCIM: A simplified and unified approach]
Download this white paper today to see how you can maximize availability, capacity and sustainability. The ability to make the right decisions about future initiatives as well as current operations will help organizations stay in control of:
Data centers are becoming increasingly difficult to control, thus putting business outcomes at risk. DCIM systems provide the connective tissue needed to address today’s operational challenges and exploit tomorrow’s opportunities. From decreasing power consumption and costs to increasing capacity and availability, DCIM systems will enable a more proactive and optimized approach. As a result, organizations will be able to safeguard availability, maximize resource utilization and achieve enhanced sustainability. With data center performance increasingly linked to business success, these improvements will all help to drive profitable growth and competitive advantage.