by Torben Karup Nielsen and Dennis Bouley
Business executives are challenging their IT staffs to convert data centers from cost centers into producers of business value. Data centers can make a significant impact to the bottom line by enabling the business to respond more quickly to market demands. This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery.
With the challenges of higher-density computing, dynamic workloads, and the need for more efficient energy consumption, organizations require software that allows them to plan, operate at low cost, and analyze for workflow improvement. Only higher visibility, more control and improved automation can help deliver on the commitment of producing business value.
Holistic management capabilities available today can enable data center professionals to maximize their capacity to control their energy costs and to advise the business on how to utilize IT assets more effectively. By sharing key data points, historical data, and asset tracking information, and by developing the ability to charge back users, the new Planning & Implementation tools allow users to take actions based upon data center business intelligence. In short, effective use of today’s data center IT infrastructure management software will help make your data center more reliable and efficient while increasing its overall business value.