What is DCIM?
Software for Data Center Infrastructure Management
Data Center Infrastructure Management (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 planning and 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.
Benefits of using DCIM:
Constantly monitoring critical facilities infrastructure, DCIM software polls equipment, collects, trends, and reports on data, and monitors for threshold violations. With built in alerting, you can react before failures impact users and services.
Improve Capacity Planning & Utilization
Quickly model and allocate space for new servers, racks, IT and facilities equipment. Manage relationships between IT equipment and critical facilities infrastructure in a few clicks with power and network connectivity diagrams.
Increase Data Center Energy Efficiency
Automatically collect data from Building feeds, IT loads, and non-IT loads for immediate calculation and trending of PUE across all your data centers to ensure corporate energy efficiency initiatives.
Improve People Productivity
Reservations, moves, adds, and changes are easily accomplished through fully integrated and automated workflow management. Process assurance, tracking and audit trails dramatically increase employee productivity and morale.
A new way to manage data center is here
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.
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DCIM Operations Demo
Remote 3D visualization of all your racks, assets, power, and network connections. View 100+ dashboard charts and reports. Know the capacity of all infrastructure items.
DCIM Monitoring Demo
Remotely monitor rack PDUs, UPSs, branch circuit meters, RPPs, floor PDUs, busways, cameras, door locks, and temperature, humidity, and other sensors. Remote central power control of all servers. Set thresholds, see trends, and get alerts.
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Browse our library of eBooks to learn everything you need to know about DCIM including a buyer’s guide, budgeting tips, and how DCIM simplifies data center migration, cable management, KPI monitoring, and much more.