Your business now completely relies on the capabilities of your data center and IT ecosystem. Critical applications, resources, and even diverse workloads are all being delivered via the modern data center. With that in mind – create infrastructure efficiency isn’t just something for uptime and resiliency. Administrators are looking more closely at inefficiencies because of how much time is spent resolving them and how much they can cost an environment.
In a whitepaper from Intel, we see how a recent survey of 200 data center managers across the US and UK reveals that a large proportion of centers take a manual approach to planning and forecasting. When asked why manual methods were employed, 46% said it was because they felt that the alternatives would be too expensive. A further 35% feared they lacked the resources to implement a more automated approach. Whilst both these factors may seem reasonable enough at first sight, both might actually represent false economies in the longer run.
So how do you combat these types of infrastructure challenges? How do you create better controls around your data center? This is where a powerful, intelligent, DCIM solution can help. As the paper outlines, it’s critical to examine DCIM tools which offer granular information around:
- Cooling efficiency
- CFD simulations
- Space and power constraints; as well as planning.
- Controlling outages and downtime
- Real-time power and thermal data for racks and blades
- Policy-based controls
- Historical trending
Data centers face many complex challenges and the difficulty of balancing the demands of users with space and power constraints cannot be underestimated.
The application of a sophisticated DCIM can help by providing access to valuable information, identifying problems and helping management understand the true costs, implications and causes of problems such as outages. Download this whitepaper today to learn how an investment in powerful DCIM solutions can lead to significant savings and optimizations around resource utilization, data center efficiency, and infrastructure resiliency.