How can Datacenter Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Benefit Your Business?
Today, datacenters are what keep the operations of corporations and other organizations continuously running. As of 2012, there were 2.1 million racks installed in enterprise and large class datacenters. This is expected to grow to 2.7 million racks by 2016*.
However, datacenter infrastructure is not just about traditional IT equipment and networks. With the continued growth of corporate datacenters and large datacenters, IT staff will face the challenges of managing numerous cabinets, electricity, precision cooling systems, and other IT equipment. How to effectively manage datacenter infrastructure facilities and IT equipment will become a big challenge for datacenter managers.
What are the challenges of datacenter management today?
As the requirements of datacenter infrastructure grow, traditional management systems are no longer suitable for achieving today’s business missions, such as operation-cost saving.
Datacenter professionals realize that the non-integrated management systems with proprietary software of device vendors increase risks since there is no integrated data for improvement. Specific questions datacenter managers face today, include:
- How do I ensure uptime and reliability for my datacenter?
- How do I maintain a safe environment for critical IT equipment?
- How is IT equipment configured and connected?
- How can I better manage hot spots?
- How can I save energy?
- What is the cost of energy?
- Who's using energy?
- Who is meeting their energy saving goals?
- How do I improve datacenter management?
What is DCIM?
Datacenter Infrastructure Management (DCIM) offers tools that monitor, manage and control datacenter use and the energy consumption of all IT-related equipment and facilities infrastructure components. Delta InfraSuite Manager is a DCIM system, integrating all Facility and IT equipment on one platform simultaneously. No matter if it’s in the facilities or IT domains, InfraSuite Manager can easily integrate with uninterruptible power supply (UPS), power distribution cabinets (PDC), power distribution units (PDU), modular server racks, computer room air conditioners, generators, servers, and more. Datacenter managers have all the information they need to make decisions for effective planning and management of datacenter assets and physical infrastructure and ensure the service levels the company expects.
What are the benefits of DCIM for datacenter managers?
Since DCIM bridges the gap between IT and facility management, an ideal DCIM solution allows for smarter decision-making and optimized efficiencies using proven technologies. Here are some specific examples of before and after DCIM software, which show the real benefits that DCIM offers datacenter managers.
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* Forecast: Data Centers, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 2Q12 Update by Gartner.
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