DCIM Monitoring . . . Back to the Basics

7×24 xChange Magazine, Spring Issue

By Sev Onyshkevych

It’s hard to visit a data center show, or pick up a data center magazine, without being inundated with hype about DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management). DCIM has been the rage for several years, and while some of the initial hype has subsided, industry analysts and vendors keep pushing the envelope with visions of a holistically-managed, autonomically-controlled, data center that blends every piece of Facilities infrastructure, IT equipment, and the software running on this equipment into one harmonious, utopian, entity, with very low power consumption, little downtime and requirements for human beings. READ MORE