Data - its the foundation and the DNA building blocks of technology — and the power behind the IoT. When it comes to data, IT professional are always concerned with knowing: How much do they have? What are the best methods to collect data? What is the absolute value? How can you leverage it to improve customer experiences? And what are the best methods to analyze it for operational visibility? When it comes to data center operations, these questions become critical because the answers keep our applications flowing, sending information to millions of hungry servers and mobile devices around the world. But keeping these devices fed is becoming a matter too complicated for human influence alone. Therefore, a new process is needed to ensure data continues to flow.