- What is DCIM?
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What is DCIM?
DCIM software is a new class of software that gives data center operators the ability to run efficient data center operations and improve data center infrastructure design. It typically replaces Excel, Visio, and home grown databases. DCIM software can bridge information across organizational domains – Data Center Ops, Facilities, and IT to maximize utilization of the data center.
Data Center Infrastructure Management software provides clear visibility of all data center assets along with their physical connectivity and relationships to support the monitoring, reporting, and operations of data center infrastructure components.
DCIM software can dramatically increase data center efficiency, capacity utilization, and operations workflow to save time and money.
Companies today are stressed to reduce costs in all areas of business while trying to improve productivity and performance. Data centers are not exempt from this and incur ever increasing complexity as new technologies are constantly being deployed to support new business services. To manage this complex environment, most data center operators use a mix of proprietary databases, monitoring systems, custom-built software, manual processes and desktop applications like Microsoft Excel and Visio.
These ad-hoc data center management tools may work for a specific point task but often these tools do not effectively work together to resolve common and often complex issues, such as figuring out where there is capacity to roll out new servers, finding stranded power capacity, or something as basic as having a clear understanding of what assets you have in a data center.
DCIM software provides data center operations managers with the ability to identify, locate, visualize, and manage all physical data center assets, quickly provision new equipment, and confidently plan capacity for future growth. DCIM tools can also help control energy costs, improve data center design, and increase operational efficiency. Implementing a Data Center Infrastructure Management solution provides data center operations managers and their companies with significant operational and cost-saving benefits, today and into the future.