Data centers designs represent a complex ecosystem of interdependent technology and processes. Solutions are rarely black or white, and sometimes an outside resource or consultant is needed to help make order of chaos. For data centers, a fully integrated data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution can be the answer.
DCIM is a combined system with hardware and software designed to collect and converge essential data gathered from IT and the facility, consolidating them into one system. It provides a unified, holistic view of overall operation and helps optimize energy usage, dictates proper equipment deployment, and ensures that the infrastructure is operating without issues.
DCIM allows operators in datacenter to take the data provided by environmental sensors and turn it into strategies for better operations. This in turn leads to a better-managed environment that can improve energy efficiency and cut costs in the long run. As the IOT continues to grow, companies need to make sure they're utilizing all the tools available to them to keep their computing facilities functioning at optimum capacity.