The data center is a shared resource that needs a shared management approach. Yet IT and facilities often rely on disjointed tools, data and processes, which fragments rather than unites data center management.
This not only hampers day-to-day operations but also disrupts ongoing planning and optimization.Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) helps IT and facilities escape their silos and take a more integrated approach. It transcends disparate protocols, multiple data points and a wide range of performance metrics to unify and simplify every facet of the data center—starting with the physical infrastructure.
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.