As you can imagine, a wide variety of rack power distribution unit (PDU) configurations are available based on parameters such as: number of phases, voltage, total amps, branch circuits, number of outlets, socket type, plug type, rack units...
What is DCIM?
DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) provides administrators and facility mangers with a holistic view of a data center’s performance.
DCIM tools allow administrators to monitor, collate, store and analyze data in order to make more intelligent decisions concerning Power, Environmental, Capacity and Planning management.
DCIMPro360 SOLUTION SETS
As the need to balance current and future IT requirements against resource consumption becomes more urgent, the data center industry increasingly views capacity planning as a way of achieving a critical component to planning a new build or retrofit.
In order to accurately manage assets and their detailed configurations, we must also manage change. It is estimated that change is often the cause of as much as 80% of system downtime and that 80% of mean time to repair is used trying to determine what changed. DCIM software change management security features allow for fast detection, logging, and near real-time e-mail notification of unauthorized network devices, and inadvertent or intentional disconnections.
Asset management is a key component of DCIM. A data center can contain thousands of assets, from servers, storage and network devices to power and cooling infrastructure equipment. Tracking these assets is an ongoing and often monumental task.
The modern data center is a lot more complex than it used to be. Because of that – data centers are taking the heat – literally and figuratively. With equipment generating enormous amounts of thermal energy, data centers continue to spend more operational funds into cooling as energy costs steadily climb.
Administrators are being tasked with running a leaner and more efficient data center all while keeping costs down. DCIM Power Management provides a complete visualization of the power system, including utilization, dependencies and real time monitoring.
State-of-the-art infrastructure management solutions for servers, switches and PDUs are key to any good DCIM solution set. Infrastructure management appliances include IP KVM and Serial switches plus centralized data center management software to tie all your devices together under one GUI.
Slicing a data center up into domestic heating systems may be an extreme idea, but it just got backed by a conventional data center firm. After years of work, it looks like the idea of distributed cloud heating is gaining some acceptance: the French pioneer of the idea has got backing from a conventional data center firm, as well as a...
But DCIM has penetrated only half of the data center market, according to Intel and Dell... A joint survey undertaken by Intel and Dell has found that almost half of IT managers have little or no idea about what is...