DCIM is Essential for Your Data Center

by | Feb 20, 2019 | Building Intelligence

Why DCIM is Essential for a Data Center Facility

As a data center manager, the more information you have at your disposal, the better you can keep your data center running efficiently and effectively. At the same time, it won’t benefit your operation if you dedicate too much of your time and resources to manually gathering the information you need.

This is where data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions come into play. By automating the process of gathering information, DCIM solutions get you the information you need to make better, more informed decisions, while also ensuring that the information is gathered with no need for manual intervention.

How A DCIM Solution Can Help You

Running a data center without a DCIM solution is like a pilot flying blind into a storm. Pilots depend on many different tools to keep them informed about potential danger, just like a DCIM solution can keep you informed about problems that may prevent your data center from running at its optimal level.

Here are a few of the ways DCIM solutions help keep you informed:

  • Capacity: As your organization grows, its capacity requirements will grow as well. A DCIM solution will provide the capacity monitoring you need to understand your capacity needs and how they are likely to change over time. As a result, you can deploy the exact capacity your data center needs as required.
  • Physical assets: Keeping track of your data center’s physical assets manually can be a time-consuming ordeal. Still, these assets have to be tracked one way or another. Using a DCIM solution can help take the manual work out of the equation, letting you know where your assets are located all times.
  • Energy efficiency: Energy costs are a primary a large part of a data center’s operational expense. A DCIM solution can help you track how your data center uses energy, making it easier to identify areas of for cost savings.

Miller Can Help You Implement a DCIM Solution

At Miller Electric, we understand the challenges that data centers face when implementing DCIM solutions. We can work with your data center to prepare a phased approach to the DCIM implementation, helping you avoid high up-front costs and significant interruption to ongoing processes. Instead, we’ll help you implement phases of the solution as they are ready, driving a quick ROI. 

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