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Why DCIM software and hardware tools need a place in your data center
This article is part of the November 2013, Volume 2, Number 10 issue of Modern Infrastructure
DCIM software and hardware have become hot topics in the data center market. In fact, at the recent Data Center World trade show, nearly 20% of the sessions were focused on the topic. Topics included: Sorting through the hype Asset management with DCIM Methods to determine if you’re ready for DCIM It’s clear that there is no shortage of information on data center infrastructure management (DCIM) as well as the value it can provide to an organization. The goal is that through holistic, real-time visibility of the data center, users can synchronize their physical infrastructures with their dynamic and rapidly changing virtual environments. The potential benefits of DCIM are also well-publicized. Used properly, DCIM software or hardware-based systems can make the data center more efficient, assists in the reduction of PUE and simplifies capacity planning and management. Improved availability is also frequently cited as a significant benefit to data center managers. As data centers grow, complexity usually increases and management ...
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