Whether you’re operating a hyperscale data center on an industrial scale, or carefully managing an enterprise data center empire, the likelihood is that your facilities are hemorrhaging budget without delivering its full value. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Data center decision makers are being held back from delivering value because they don’t have comprehensive visibility of their facility’s capability. These blind spots force data center operators and facility managers to over-provision, or what has historically been referred to as “creating a healthy margin of redundancy,” to capacity plan effectively.

With data center operators building three data centers for every two data centers they need, efficient use of data center capacity is more important than ever. Like a security blanket that has been relied upon for too long, the false sense of comfort created by over-provisioning is wearing thin.

Here’s why this lack of visibility is happening, and how to solve it.