This white paper will explain DCIM as well as provide technology advice on teh tools and practices for its implementation and use, and how to take advantage of DCIM to improve energy efficiency and effectiveness in the data center.
In this white paper, we will look into:
• The changing face of the colocation buyer
• Industry structure, including mergers and acquisitions
• The Internet of Things and big data
• Edge computing
• Cloud computing and Internet Giants
• The impact of data center infrastructure management (DCIM)
• Data center design architectures
Schneider Electric is integrating datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM) software, big-data analytics and cloud services into the management of customers’ datacenters. Its recently launched StruxureOn cloud offering signals a new wave in datacenter operations, using a combination of machine learning, anomaly detection and event-stream playback to give operators real-time insights and alarming via their smartphones.
More capabilities and features are planned, including predictive analysis and, eventually, automated action. Schneider’s long-term strategy is to build a partner ecosystem around StruxureOn, and provide digital services that span its traditional datacenter business.
While many who invest in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment / ownership / knowledge can each undermine a chosen toolset’s ability to deliver the value it was designed to provide. This paper describes these common pitfalls and provides practical guidance on how to avoid them.
This new Gartner report reviews 17 vendors of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions. Based on its own expert analysis and backed up by in-depth interviews with users in the space, Gartner has just published the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools for the first time.
Much of the focus on flexible datacenters centers around the software application, compute, networking, and storage layers. Only after an initiative has begun are the most suitable best practices in datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM)
Published By: FORTRUST
Published Date: Jul 07, 2015
Now that the technology sector as a whole is becoming increasingly user friendly, transparent and hands on, it makes sense for colocation data centers to offer a higher level of insight and transparency into their clients’ individual environments.
Published By: Raritan
Published Date: Jul 30, 2015
Learn more about these trends and how Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software can help your staff improve productivity, improve awareness of potential issues, and enhance forecasting and decision making.
As demands on the data center increase, IT and facilities departments need to be able to increase and sustain high availability, maximize efficiency and minimize costs. Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) provides an integrated platform for monitoring and measuring consumption, capacity and performance of both IT and facilities resources in the data center.
The data center is getting bigger and more complex and so too is the asset inventory. Every new asset has an impact on the day–to–day operations of the data center – from power consumption and problem resolution to capacity planning and change management.
To help organizations plan their DCIM roadmap, this paper explores five essential DCIM use cases and outcomes. From better asset utilization and faster provisioning to maintaining availability, greater efficiency and smarter capacity planning, we look at how DCIM can close the operational and optimization gap for both IT and facilities.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Oct 08, 2014
Proactive capacity management ensures optimal availability of four critical data center resources: rack space, power, cooling and network connectivity. All four of these must be in balance for the data center to function most efficiently in terms of operations, resources and associated costs.
Published By: Emerson
Published Date: Nov 17, 2014
If the data center is the heart of the organization then the data center operators are the eyes. But today’s complex business environments also demand agility and flexibility to meet the requirements of your organization. Download this free paper to improve the data center visibility in your organization.
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