SynapSense, Equinix Team on Energy Challenge

DCIM solution provider SynapSense has teamed with Equinix and Custom Mechanical Systems to win the Green Data Center Innovation Challenge sponsored by the government of Singapore. The project is anticipated to result in more than $700,000 per year in energy savings. Read More

Dell Buys Quest for $2.4 Billion to Boost Data Center Management

A close-up of the exterior of a Dell Modular Data Center. This week Dell announced plans for new cloud data centers in Slough, England and Quincy, Washington.

After weeks of rumors, Dell today confirmed that it has a definitive agreement to acquire Quest Software for $2.4 billion in a deal which will strengthen Dell’s offerings for data center management software. The acquisition is part of Dell’s broader strategy to increase its enterprise IT business, which offers better growth and profit margins than the consumer PC business. Read More

Schneider Expands DCIM with Intel, Cisco

Schneider Electric has updated its StruxureWare software for data center infrastructure management (DCIM) to support technologies from technology titans Intel (INTC) and Cisco (CSCO). The updates make it easier to identify underused or abandoned servers, and to enhance the power management features for customers using Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS). Read More

Sentilla Updates Data Center Management Software

A view of the data available in Sentilla's DCPM software platform, Sentilla v5.

Sentilla Version 5, a software platform for Data Center Performance Management (DCPM), was rolled out this week. The platform allows for the granular management of assets inside the data center and across data centers, and incorporates one’s cloud assets as well. Read More

What Lies Ahead for the Future of DCIM?

The future of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software is very bright indeed, with research analysts predicting growth to as high as 60 percent penetration by 2015. Although there are some large players in the sector, there are also a number of smaller vendors who may very well impact the market. Read More

DCIM Yields Return on Investment


As with any investment in the data center, the question of the return on the investment should be raised before purchasing a DCIM solution. DCIM will not transform your data center or budgets overnight, but it will begin the process. Read More

How Do I Select a DCIM Tool to Fit My Data Center?

Although similar in many respects, every data center is unique. In choosing a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution, data center managers might choose very different solutions based on their needs. Before choosing a DCIM solution, it is important to first know what it is you want to receive from the solution.
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