Data centers are critical components of modern enterprises and should be used to drive business, not hinder it.
There’s a lot that goes into managing a data center. Rising complexity due to the thousands of applications and devices plus the absence of knowledge transfer between stakeholders makes daily management an operational challenge. Add planning for future deployments and tenants to the mix and the challenge can easily become a costly, haphazard nightmare.
Leverage asset data to get the most out of your DCIM platform.
The usual answer to these challenges is the implementation
of a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) platform. While a typical
DCIM solution can bring valuable insights, most don’t go far enough. DCIM
software generally focuses on providing real-time monitoring and a consolidated
view of data with current inventory. We cannot take these functionalities for
granted, but the true challenge arises when insights into future states are
required. Knowing that at this moment the data center is using 80% of installed
capacity is valuable, but what about a month from now? Or a year? How does
knowing current capacity help when we need to know if we can support 10 new
tenants who each need 100 kW in six months time, while minimizing over provisioning?
The answer is forecasting. Download the whitepaper on forecasting to find out more.