Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) 101

Buildings Magazine

Sev Onyshkevych

Operating a data center poses a set of unique challenges. One of the most crucial challenges of these “data warehouses” is the massive energy demand to power servers and other equipment, and the energy needed to cool the environment. Improper data center cooling can result in catastrophic failures and losses of sometimes millions of dollars per minute. As data centers are expected to operate 24/7 with zero downtime, IT and Facilities managers need tools to help meet these seemingly-impossible expectations in a manner that is cost effective. READ MORE