What is DCIM?

What is Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)?   DCIM is a relatively new term that can mean different things to different people and vendors.  Some first generation DCIM vendors provide monitoring of infrastructure data, 2D data models and basic energy management and reporting.  A complete DCIM solution provides 3D data models, auto-discovery of data center assets, intelligent capacity planning and advanced integrated analytics.  In preparation for the Uptime Institute Symposium in May, Matt Stansberry interviewed Andy Lawrence, Research Director of Eco-Efficient IT at The 451 Group and Program Director of Uptime Symposium, on what DCIM really means.  Watch the video below.

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Andy presented on DCIM at the Uptime Institute Symposium May 9-12, 2011 in Santa Clara, Calif.

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