Data centers are unique in that they are instrumented to provide vast amounts of data about the health and operational status of the facility’s ecosystem. However, with thousands of intelligent devices constantly communicating telemetry data, all this instrumentation quickly becomes “noise” providing an incomplete and confusing picture of the data center’s overall health.
A complete, actionable picture requires a software layer that can aggregate the entire computing fabric, turning thousands of data points into meaningful information. Integrated Data Center Management (IDCM) delivers that software solution.
IDCM is the integration between Building Management Systems (BMS) also known as Building Automation Systems (BAS), DCIM, and ITOps.
This single pane of glass allows for the precise coordination between various groups to manage and optimize resources including: servers, chillers, power distribution, and more within the data center and the application workloads.
This book explains the importance of IDCM, describes the key components of the architecture, and provides a step-by-step guide for a successful IDCM implementation.
• What is IDCM and Why Do You Need It?
• Exploring IDCM Building Blocks
• Defining IDCM Use Cases
• Getting the Most Value from IDCM