Seeing is Believing: Learn How DCIM Improves Data Center Visibility

Just how much visibility can DCIM add? Here, we test the real amount of visibility you have into your data center and the respective operations.

Bill Kleyman

November 24, 2014

2 Min Read
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Take a moment and examine the modern IT and corporate landscape. We have a lot more devices, many more applications, and a truly consumerized user. All of this has resulted in a boom in both data and data center utilization. Why? Because the data center is the home to all of these modern technologies.

Running a data center comes with consistent requirements: maintain uptime of critical infrastructure, operate as efficiently as possible and manage costs. But today’s complex business environments also demand agility and flexibility to meet the requirements of your organization.

In this whitepaper from Emerson we test the amount of visibility you have into your data center and the respective operations. Remember, the key to true agility and flexibility is having the important information you need at your fingertips. It means knowing and seeing all the data center assets, their consumption and connectivity so you can make important decisions in an informed and conscious manner. Without this information you cannot effectively enable the business because you can’t manage what you can’t measure, and you can’t measure what you can’t see.

Let’s take a second to test your vision: How many of the items below can you see accurately and in real time?

  • Available power capacity

  • Available space to add new equipment and servers

  • The actual assets you have and their exact location

  • Utilization for chargeback to business units

  • Which power components are connected to which

  • Impact of planned changes power systems affected by outages

  • Assets in alarm state

  • Interactive 3D alarms

Download this whitepaper today to learn how the Trellis platform, the leading DCIM solution from Emerson Network Power, delivers unprecedented, real-time visibility into critical infrastructure and the impact of changes.

Trellis monitors all IT and facilities resources in the data center and automates management and control to help your IT and facilities organizations realize their objectives. With this unified and complete solution, you gain the power to visualize the real situation in your data center, make informed decisions and take action with confidence.

About the Author(s)

Bill Kleyman

Bill Kleyman has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise technology. He also enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues about tech. His published and referenced work can be found on Data Center Knowledge, AFCOM, ITPro Today, InformationWeek, NetworkComputing, TechTarget, DarkReading, Forbes, CBS Interactive, Slashdot, and more.

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