As enterprise technologies evolve, the necessity for a sound data structure has become more apparent. Data usage is growing at an exponential rate while hardware improvements keep pace. Below we present a few facts speaking to this growth of DCIM in an age of big data.
Cloud initiatives are some of the most important projects for IT departments worldwide, with revenue expected to grow to more than 209 billion in 2016. International Data Group estimates the majority of cloud computing’s disruption to be focused on improving service while generating new revenue streams. The below infographic outlines this continued growth since 2010.
There are currently dozens of established DCIM vendors on the market. Some offer a complete DCIM suite, while others are considered niche players who offer a specific set of capabilities.
As cloud computing necessitates the use of more and more data centers on a global scale, technology firms have begun to embrace the use of renewable energy and other naturally available resources to increase efficiency and lower costs. The below infographic highlights organizations at the forefront of this "green data" revolution.
While some of the largest and most complex data centers belong to well-known internet giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon, there are even larger facilities owned by companies you may never have even heard of.
One common theme among all of these data center facility owners, is their drive to reduce operations and energy costs by implementing a variety of solutions such as reliance on renewable energy sources, and comprehensive data center operations solutions.
Notable examples of these massive data centers include: