What is the Return on Investment (ROI) of DCIM?
December 15, 2016

Justifying the investment in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) can be a difficult task. Highlighting the lost productivity and expenses associated with data center operational issues, like wasted space and inaccurate asset inventories, is a good start, but when it comes to selling upper management on your project and securing budget, numbers are king.

Our experience with implementing DCIM has shown us not only the common, costly pain points that can be fixed with DCIM but also the most often-overlooked areas where data center managers can save time and money. So we developed our ROI calculator to simplify the process of accurately estimating the potential return on investment that you could realize specifically by working with Sunbird and using our dcTrack® DCIM Operations software.

Based on the data you provide, our ROI calculator will provide an analysis of how much time and money you can potentially save and how long it will take to recoup your investment. We’ll even email you with the results.

To calculate your DCIM ROI with our ROI calculator, follow these simple steps:

1. Indicate the size of your data center deployments, including the number of data centers you have and estimates for area (in square feet or meters), cabinets, and devices.

2. Indicate how long it usually takes you to complete adds/moves/changes in your data center. How long does it take to find contiguous space in racks and the available power, cooling, and network connectivity? How much time does it take to install servers and connections?

3. Estimate the effort for implementation. Are you using existing spreadsheets or manual on-site methods for data collection for your asset inventory? What about for power chain connectivity and structured cabling?

4. Provide some background on your current methods of managing your data centers and what your main goals are for DCIM project. What are your biggest challenges and pain points? How are you currently tracking assets? Do you have a timeline for implementation?

Using the ROI calculator gives you concrete numbers that show that DCIM can boost effectiveness in your data centers and that can be leveraged to gain budget for your DCIM project.

Are you ready to see how much you can save with DCIM and get your personalized ROI model? Try our ROI calculator today, and then download our eBook for useful tips on budgeting your DCIM project.

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