Today we launch the DCIM InfoCenter on Data Center Knowledge. While there has been some consolidation in the DCIM space in recent years, the number of DCIM tools and their providers in the market is steadily growing.
What is also growing is the need for IT and facilities staff in data centers to collaborate or at least speak the same language. This is quickly becoming a developer’s world, where technology vendors at every layer of the technology stack are doing everything possible to enable developers, startup or enterprise, to write and deploy more software and to do it faster.
Implications for the data center infrastructure underneath are obvious. More software means more demand for IT capacity. The way to expand that capacity in the most efficient manner is to align facilities resources with IT resources to the maximum extent possible, and DCIM tools, a category created about five years ago, promise to help.
As the need becomes more and more acute, companies need guidance in going through the long and complex set of decisions on the road from learning to deployment. This is where the DCIM InfoCenter comes in. As part of Data Center Knowledge, the data center industry’s journal of record that is now 10 years old, the InfoCenter can be your primary go-to information resource for DCIM decisions.
In this new section we will go from explanation of the basics to nuanced how-to guides. We’ll cover case studies of real-world DCIM deployments and help you learn from what others have done and educate you about all the key vendors in the space. And, true to DCK’s heritage, the InfoCenter will bring you the latest news in the DCIM space.