How DCIM Influences, Enables, and Supports Corporate Goals for IT

Posted 03.17.16 in DCIM Strategy by Nlyte Software

transition information technology smoother with DCIMInformation technology has been in a state of continual transition since its beginnings. These changes, in a multitude of areas, can be smoother and less painful with DCIM. Here are some of the benefits of DCIM:

✓ The ascendancy of the cloud has had a major disruptive effect on the traditional way of scaling business processing. DCIM can be used with both public and private cloud infrastructures. It makes it easier to create IT infrastructures that are more elastic and responsive, while allowing high degrees of visibility and control of space, power, and networking resources. It also adds documentation of what it sees and controls.

✓ By actively managing assets, which in turn affects total power usage, DCIM can have a significant impact on an organization’s cost structure and carbon footprint. DCIM allows energy usage to be modelled upfront instead of tracked after the fact.

✓ To optimally deploy assets within a data center, detailed capacity planning is essential. DCIM provides the detail identifying where each asset should be deployed and how frequently equipment should be refreshed. DCIM gives managers visibility of long-term usage trends.

✓ In the past, IT organizations have acted reactively to problems as they arose. But DCIM, by making fine-grained information available instantly, can enhance and coordinate changes across major systems. Users of DCIM systems can dramatically increase operational efficiency, increase productivity, reduce human errors, and even reduce the time it takes to solve problems that do arise. As a result, rather than requiring a large number of low-skilled workers who perform repetitive jobs, organizations with DCIM in place can utilize those workers in higher-skilled roles.

✓ The facilities that house a data center are costly, and DCIM extends the useful life of those data centers by identifying stranded resources, and by optimizing the use of existing capacity. Any time you can avoid buying new capacity by making better use of the capacity you already have is a win for your organization.

✓ Regulations and legislation are getting more restrictive all the time, often in an attempt to reduce energy consumption and the carbon footprint of industry. With DCIM, you can identify energy consumption, enabling you to take action to reduce it per unit of work that is accomplished. In the process, DCIM also provides the documentation that regulatory agencies require.

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