Despite IT management teams best efforts, most struggle with management and data centre control issues. Better control should be a high priority to ensure peak performance, accurate planning and decision making.
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Data Centre Infrastructure Management involves the integration of both facilities management and information technology within a business or organisation into one application.
Designed to bring together stand-alone functions such as data centre design, asset discovery and management, capacity planning, and energy management, the aim of it is to understand and reduce energy consumption.
DCIM as it is known for short - provides facilities and IT managers with real-time monitoring and management of all their infrastructure and physical assets ranging from rack or cabinet level to the cooling infrastructure to energy utilisation in one integrated single pane view. By providing them with the capability to locate, visualise and manage all of these assets, it allows managers to make faster and more informed decisions about the data centres critical systems.
By having one single operational platform and management tool, Data Centre Infrastructure Management can deliver a range of business and operational benefits, including increasing operational efficiency and reducing energy costs. This is because managers can accurately forecast and make short term and long term plans from the DCIMs real-time and metrics, which helps them to identify energy and resource waste and reduce energy consumption. It also will increase a business or organisations carbon footprint and keep capital and operational costs down.