Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) began before it even had a name when dedicated areas of a building were assigned to house the physical assets necessary for computer systems and servers, network, cabling, and data storage. It became clear that better methods of monitoring for heat and cooling, capacity and usage, and rack or cabinet space were needed.
Our innovation and green initiatives are catalysts for facilities to look for automated and interconnected 21st century solutions. Gartner predicts a significant increase in sales of DCIM tools because of the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) that focuses on sustainability in data centers delivery to reduce costs and improve energy efficiency.
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Software provides centralized management of data center performance, as well as general data center modeling tools. This may encompass health tracking and alerting features (e.g. cooling and wiring monitoring, disaster alerts, etc) and also capacity planning, migration or modernization.