How DCIM Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs

Your data center has become a critical component of your business. So much so that many business initiatives are actually planned around the capabilities of IT. The emergence of cloud, IT consumerization, and a lot more data have forced the data center to evolve and support new demands. Through it all, data center management and control sit at the top of an administrator’s task list. This is because power, energy consumption, and efficiency are all critical pieces of keeping a business running and a data center healthy.

IT and business executives have realized that hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy and operational costs can be saved by improved physical infrastructure planning, minor system reconfiguration, and small process changes. The systems which allow management to leverage these savings consist of modern data center physical infrastructure (i.e., power and cooling) management software tools. Legacy reporting systems, designed to support traditional data centers, are no longer adequate for new “agile” data centers that need to manage constant capacity changes and dynamic loads.

In this whitepaper from Schneider Electric we learn how data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery. Throughout the paper, a variety of key data center management topics are covered. Those topics include:

  • Planning: Effect/Impact of decisions
  • Operations: Completing more tasks in less time
  • Analysis: Identifying operational strengths and weaknesses

Download this whitepaper to learn how holistic management capabilities can enable data center professionals to maximize their capacity to control energy costs and advise the business on how to effectively utilize IT assets. By sharing key data points, historical data, and asset tracking information, and by developing the ability to charge back users, Nlyte’s Planning & Implementation tools allow users to take actions based on data center business intelligence. Effective use of today’s data center IT infrastructure management software will help make your data center be more reliable and efficient while increasing its overall business value.

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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 Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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