IDC PlanScape: Creating Smarter Datacenters with DCIM
This IDC study offers practical guidance to help IT and operations personnel, as well as datacenter facilities managers, successfully implement datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions with the goal of creating smarter datacenters. With these smarter datacenters, CIOs have the metrics needed to transform their focus from spending on infrastructure and things to spending on customer-facing, impactful IT services. This guidance includes answers to the following:
Why is it important to create smarter datacenters?
What are the key elements of smarter datacenters?
Who are the key stakeholders that should be involved in smarter datacenter and DCIM initiatives, and what is in it for them?
How can my organization successfully implement and leverage DCIM to create smarter datacenters?
Creating an efficient, manageable, and agile datacenter environment has required that previously siloed areas of IT work in a more collaborative manner. Investing in a solution that can serve as a single version of the truth in datacenter solutions is a logical first step forward. DCIM solutions that enable the real-time data gathering, reporting, and analytics, as well as support for collaborative planning and working, are an essential building block in creating a smarter datacenter. — Jennifer Koppy, research director, Datacenter Management