At the Gartner Conference earlier this month, Jay Pultz presented on how DCIM is a necessary component within the data center. With a current penetration at 5% and expected to grow to 60% penetration by 2015, why not start your search before the rush. Pultz outlined what to specifically look for in a DCIM solution. Here is a sample of his points:
- Input: gathers all data on asset location and energy consumption to measure and monitor power and temperature at key points throughout the data center
- Process: the ability to analyze and summarize trends. This includes visually modeling current and future state of the data center.
- Output: provides analysis at several levels of detail
- Control: provide workflow instructions for every move add or change to the appropriate personnel.
Tell us what you are looking for in a DCIM solution in the comments below.