Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Poised for Explosive Growth

Leading Independent Research Firms Include Nlyte Software in Evaluation of DCIM Market

MENLO PARK, CA, April 29, 2010 — According to nlyte Software, recent reports by three leading independent research firms – Gartner, Forrester Research, Inc. and The 451 Group – suggest that Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) promises to be a major, new high-growth technology category.

DCIM solutions help data center and facilities managers optimize physical capacity including power, cooling and space. However, according to a recent independent research report, “Data center infrastructure management is not well-known among enterprise architecture professionals — perhaps because it has been historically below the water line for IT.” “Put DCIM Into Your Automation Plans,” Forrester Research, Inc., December, 2009.

This is changing fast. Rising energy costs, space limitations, consolidations, migrations, and impending government legislation are the leading pressures for data center managers to seek comprehensive solutions for optimizing data center power, cooling and space. In the report from Gartner, Inc., “DCIM: Going Beyond IT”, released March 29, 2010, the analyst firm defines the importance of the new DCIM market and states that “DCIM tools and processes will become mainstream in data centers, growing from 1% penetration in 2010 to 60% in 2014.” The report goes onto say that operations and infrastructure managers must manage the entire data center infrastructure, and that “energy savings from well-managed data centers can reduce operating expenses by as much as 20%.


The nlyte Data Center Performance Management (DCPM) suite is the most complete solution for DCIM and provides customers with the information needed to make intelligent capacity planning decisions that can result in:

  • a 20% reduction in data center operating expenses
  • a 50% reduction in the time to deploy new assets
  • a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 2.0 or less
  • extending data center life by up to 5 years

Validating nlyte Software’s market impact, the 451 Group issued a report on April 8, 2010 titled, “Bullish nlyte soars in thriving datacenter management sector.” The report not only called nlyte Software “a pioneer in what it calls datacenter performance management”, but states the company “has evolved into a leading Silicon Valley player in what is undoubtedly a multi-billion-dollar opportunity.”

“Our customers are experiencing a significant reduction in operating expense at a time of increased data center complexity and soaring energy costs. The time is now for data centers to embrace and deploy DCIM solutions” said Jon Temple, CEO of nlyte Software. “We are thrilled to see our market, our products and the value they provide, validated by leading analyst firms.”

About nlyte Software 
nlyte Software ( is the leading provider of data center performance management solutions. Founded by data center management professionals in 2003, the company created nlyte, a performance management suite for improving the efficiency and management of data center assets and physical infrastructure. nlyte Software provides a complete solution for data center performance management, combining next generation software, proven best practices, and unsurpassed expertise in data center operations. nlyte Software is based in Menlo Park, California.


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Sherry Ramm
nlyte Software

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