Given the rising complexity of data center environments, keeping track of what piece of IT infrastructure is being used for what purpose has moved beyond the ability of most IT. In fact, the days when IT organizations can get by using spreadsheets to keep accurate inventory of their IT infrastructure are all but over.
At the Data Center World conference in National Harbor, Maryland this September, Brad Beamish, senior technical consultant for Cormant, a provider of data center infrastructure management software, will explain why DCIM software is not only a critical tool for gaining visibility into the data center environment, but also, just as importantly, for generating analytics insights in a way IT operations teams can comprehend.
“Data speaks its own language, but analytics speaks your language,” said Beamish. “Matching the right analytics with your business goals is where you uncover the opportunities for data center transformation.”
Key DCIM software decisions that have to be upfront, he said, include figuring out what is actually worth monitoring inside your environment in the first place. Once that’s determined, the next challenge is to turn that data into actionable intelligence.
Armed with that information data center managers can make the right decisions concerning where any given application workloads should be running at any given time. That not only serves to increase utilization rates of IT infrastructure inside the data center; it ultimately serves to reduce energy costs and management overhead across the entire lifespan of the data center facility.
For more information, sign up for Data Center World National Harbor, which will convene in National Harbor, Maryland, on September 20-23, 2015, and attend Brad’s session titled “Data, Data and More Data: Key Data Center Analytics to Track in your DCIM Tool Now.”