Data Center Infrastructure Management
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is defined as integrated facets of system management with building and energy management. It focuses on IT assets and the physical infrastructure that are required to support them. This advanced method can optimize the performance, competence, and business worth of IT physical infrastructure and also keep it streamlined with business requirements.
Following are the benefits of DCIM:
- Energy management includes reducing energy consumption and costs.
- Asset management helps in optimum utilization of assets at every stage starting from acquisition to decommissioning.
- Availability management brings in proactive identification of the impact of failures and maintenance outages on data center service levels.
- Risk management includes establishing controls and records-keeping to meet regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, etc.
- Service management means to monitor the satisfaction of service requests to identify gaps and implement corrective actions where needed.