It is fair to say that data centres worldwide are incorporating data centre infrastructure management software to make their lives much easier and to make their operations much more efficient. It isn’t just happening in larger businesses and it is happening in smaller ones as well. If it is put in place properly DCIM is a very smart investment decision for all of your data centre customers because of the amount of cost and time that it will save them and your business. Good business is all about better efficiency and so employing data centre infrastructure management into your business processes can help to reduce the issues that your data centre operators have to go through every single day.
If a DCIM Data Center is new to you and you don’t really understand the advantages that it can offer your business then maybe the following can help to illuminate you further.
* Better visibility – I am talking here about the whole physical infrastructure because DCIM software allows you to combine the monitoring of your whole IT infrastructure into a more centralised system. This means that the various administrators that work for you will be able to look quickly to understand how the data centre environment is made up and what resources are currently being used with regard to physical and virtual services. They can also figure out how the resources are being utilised and maybe they can come up with ways to use these resources better. This is a much more efficient process then doing everything manually and trying to read it off a spreadsheet.
* Better decision making – Good business is all about making better decisions and because that is centre managers now have all of the information that they need right there in front of them, they can make sure that the right applications are running with the right hardware and that every application is running at its optimum. It allows for better resource management because it allows them to understand user demands and then to increase the corresponding workload. With a DCIM structure in place they can figure out if they have enough space, if there is enough power, is everything been cooled properly and does the network meet their needs for the next six months or longer.
Having the right DCIM software helps to improve any businesses uptime and dramatically reduces its downtime. The software is always monitoring the infrastructure facilities and it helps to identify certain weaknesses within your IT system.