In recent years, DCIM solutions promised to redefine the way facilities could be managed. And yet what they provided was very much a rear-view mirror technology. It left operations teams thinking: “if only you could have the benefit of hindsight here and now.” If you can’t see the goal, it’s hard to accelerate towards it.

The risk of moving in the wrong direction feels too great, so you stand still or move incredibly slowly. That is exactly what’s happening in the data center industry today: data center decision makers lack the visibility to deal with increasing infrastructure, power and cooling demands.

You can’t deliver that sort of empowering visibility with historical data. You must be able to predict. That’s where the digital twin comes in.