With the DCIM market set for growth, we profile some of the main players
The DCIM market is expected to grow from $731.5m this year to $2.81bn by 2020. In the following pages, we profile some of the key players adding to that growth.
Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) has been a controversial area. The basic concept is that data centers contain a lot of IT power, as well as a lot of basic infrastructure. Couldn’t they run more efficiently if the infrastructure were put under intelligent control?
Around 2010, as data centers expanded, the DCIM model got a lot of publicity, dozens of players emerged, and venture capital firms invested heavily. But then actual sales grew slowly, and it was widely perceived that DCIM was a bubble.
In the last couple of years, expectations have been revised downwards, and the players remaining are being realistic about their prospects. So now seems a good time to round up the major names.
This is not a comprehensive list of DCIM vendors—but it does include many of the players we think are making a difference.
This article appeared in the March issue of DatacenterDynamics magazine