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The Total Economic Impact of DCIM

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Increasingly, data center environments are leveraging DCIM solutions. These management platforms not only help you better control your environment, they optimize the performance of your data center in general. Whether it’s the proactive nature of your management layer – or the ability to better distribute resources – your DCIM platform must be robust and adapt to your growing needs.

In this Emerson-commissioned Forrester Consulting whitepaper, we examine the total economic impact and potential ROI that enterprises may realize by deploying the Emerson DCIM solution. Remember, it’s not just another set of eyes on your system. There are direct benefits that can be delivered via an intelligent DCIM platform. This includes:

  • Increased system availability.
  • Improved productivity with remote management.
  • Reduced power consumption and energy savings.
  • Consolidation of underutilized inventory.
  • Better capacity management and planning
  • Improved team communication.
  • Reduced server EMAC-related costs.
  • And many more!

Here’s the scenario – A global bank was interviewed in this study. The bank has offices in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Australia and the US. The bank has three data centers including one for disaster recovery. Their challenge quickly became management, unplanned outages, as well as the direct need for better asset controls. So what did the bank do? They went with a powerful Emerson DCIM Solution to provide direct, centralized, vision and remote management of all data center systems.

Download this white paper today to learn about the economics, scenario details, and actual results around DCIM deployment in this example. Remember, IT and facilities organizations have invested heavily in technology resources (people, processes, and tools) to manage the DC infrastructure. Still, they are challenged to achieve the promise and potential of a truly optimized environment due to critical gaps between their DC facilities and IT infrastructure components. As the whitepaper outlines, a new perspective on managing the critical infrastructure gaps is emerging which recognizes:

  • The importance of real-time data to understand the true capacity of available infrastructure
  • The criticality of interdependencies between logical and physical layers.
  • The need for holistic management capabilities and visibility if IT and facilities infrastructures.
  • The need for more powerful management tools that offer a rich visual view of the infrastructure and can guide design and change management.

As your data center model evolves,  it’ll become even more critical to have direct visibility into your distribute infrastructure plane. This means understanding resources utilization, optimizing existing components, and developing a system that can handle new business demands.

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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