Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) has been viewed as a solution to organizations looking to cut infrastructure costs while maintaining availability for customers. To achieve said goals, companies must clearly define its goals.
DCIM in and of itself isn’t a ‘silver bullet.’ A data center team must understand which pieces of DCIM will lead to solve business challenges and which elements can be readily integrated with existing technologies. It is critical that organizations prepare for DCIM implementation by defining a scope that will solve the most pressing challenges while making sure goals are achievable.
To that end, Anixter created the five senses of DCIM — a thorough treatment of key areas that data center managers should know before implementation of a solution.
Key questions answered in the white paper among others:
- How can more efficiency and lower costs be achieved while maintaining availability?
- Is there a way to effectively manage a data center’s infrastructure that makes sense to the IT team and fosters collaboration with facilities to achieve business goals?