The promises, challenges, and imperatives of data center infrastructure management (DCIM).
Increasing efficiencies, reducing costs and maintaining availability are top priorities for today’s data center administrators. In the past, the idea of conserving resources while enhancing performance was next to impossible even to the most experienced IT and Facilities organizations.
Evaluating the Promise of DCIM
While DCIM is not a magic bullet, it does have the capability to give real-time insight into power, space, and cooling that helps you manage capacity, reduce risk, and increase efficiency. Vertiv has evaluated the promise of DCIM and believes it can deliver real value to your data center in four key areas.
Is Your Organization Ready?
DCIM is a business process, as much as a technology. As for any new process, it is important to have an internal plan which reflects your key business priorities, what you can expect from a DCIM implementation, and metrics for how to measure success.
Return on Investment (ROI)
How you measure ROI will, of course, depend on the goals and objectives you have set for your DCIM initiative
Developed and verified by Forrester Consulting*, this tool captures costs and benefits data for calculating return on investment in DCIM solutions.ROI Calculator