Monitoring existing assets and optimizing power consumption reduces a data center’s carbon footprint, which in turn lowers operating costs.
Collecting real-time data from all assets provides valuable insights. If a component is performing well below performance benchmarks, you can take steps to address the issue.
The use of DCIM software can also pinpoint “zombie” servers — servers that are physically running and drawing power, but aren’t performing any useful functions. Once identified, these servers can be decommissioned and replaced with more efficient hardware.
Factors like overcooling and hot spots can increase operating costs. Monitoring devices integrated with DCIM software can help you understand cooling requirements and optimize internal factors that may be affecting efficiency.
DCIM software can even balance workloads and power down servers that are not required based on current processing needs. A more efficient data center ultimately costs less in the long run.