The Promises, Challenges and Imperatives of Data Center Infrastructure Management Managing the Critical Information Gap in the Data Center
Today's data centers are no longer just an enabler to the business; they can often provide corporations with competitive advantages and are the underpinnings to corporate success. Effective data center infrastructure management strategies can propel the efficiency, utilization, and availability of the data center assets and services. However, a fundamental rethinking of the relationships between facilities and IT infrastructure components, that provides consistent and predictable levels of efficiency, utilization, and availability to their respective organizations, needs to occur. While both IT and facilities organizations have invested heavily in technology resources (people, processes and tools) to manage the data center infrastructure, they have failed to achieve the promise and potential due to critical gaps between their data center facilities and IT infrastructure components. A new perspective on managing the critical infrastructure gaps is emerging. Read on for more.