Data centers have never been more vital or central to business operation. Yet, they need to be more efficient, resilient, and flexible. Key to achieving these goals is by tightly integrating the critical infrastructure (power, cooling, security, access control, and the building itself) with IT equipment and the applications.
How can data center operators achieve their management and operational goals when limited by traditional tools and processes?
Integrated Data Center Management (IDCM) brings together numerous systems, from Building Management Systems (BMS) to ITOps and Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM). IDCM provides greater efficiency, streamline management, and improve insight across these previously disparate systems.
For example, IDCM introduces the idea of a cooling chain, providing data center operators with in-depth knowledge of the impact a chiller has on downstream air handlers, racks, servers, and ultimately workloads being run on servers.
By combining the details of building automation (security, power, cooling, fire systems, lighting, etc.) with insight provided by DCIM, managers can achieve:
• Optimal workload placement
• Better capacity management
• End-to-end visibility across the entire facility infrastructure
• Reduced costs and improve energy utilization
• Improved uptime with scenario planning and optimizing operations
Read about an Integrated Data Center Management (IDCM) in this white paper.