Introducing EcoStruxure™ IT next-generation DCIM
A data center infrastructure management (DCIM) system is a set of software tools used to monitor, plan, and manage infrastructure components within the IT ‘white space’ including UPSs, PDUs, racks, rack PDUs, environmental monitoring gear, physical security, and fire detection/suppression systems. The aim of an effective DCIM initiative is to provide administrators with a holistic view of a data center's performance, so that energy, equipment and floor space are used as efficiently as possible.
A DCIM (data center infrastructure management) system effectively matches the facility’s resources with changing IT requirements, preventing downtime, improving resiliency and response, reducing operating expenses, and providing a sound basis for capacity planning decisions.
A well-implemented DCIM system helps operators to make the most efficient use of power, cooling, and space capacities. Availability of the physical infrastructure systems and the IT workloads that are supported by them is enhanced. At the same time, many data center management activities are simplified or automated, enabling operators to focus on other issues and tasks. Data center management is performed by individuals responsible for managing data center's ongoing operations with the support of tools such as DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management). DCIM software is used to monitor, measure, and manage data centers' IT equipment as well as supporting infrastructure such as electricity and cooling systems. Its purpose is to assist managers in achieving maximum energy efficiency and preventing equipment issues that result in downtime.
• Hosted, vendor-neutral, monitoring, management and planning
• Smart-alarming and data-driven recommendations powered by AI
• Risk planning, capacity management and automated workflows
On-premise DCIM — monitoring, planning and modelling
An on-premise DCIM gathers data from multiple sensors installed across the infrastructure. The collected data tells operators and administrators about airflow, temperature, security, humidity, availability, power consumption, and more. In other words, DCIM keeps a check on all the important areas, ensuring zero malfunctions and downtimes.
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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) facilitates the effective management of a physical and virtual data centre. It allows the users a holistic analysis of data performance to optimize the use of power, tools, machinery, and space.
The reason why everyone needs a well functioning DCIM is to increase productivity rapidly and have a high level of uptime. Furthermore, a Data Center Infrastructure Management has a positive impact on managing power and energy consumption and also monitors the cooling effects. You can even integrate sensors with the DCIM software to keep an eye on humidity, temperature and airflow to plan potential savings.
Cloud-based DCIM has many benefits. Some of them are:
● It offers ready access to reliable data for present and future actions. The data collected through cloud-based DCIM is easy to interpret.
● It reduces operational costs.
● With the application of analytics, it can also give personalized recommendations that help improve data centre performance.
● It offers predictive maintenance with the help of user data and environment data. This reduces the chances of human errors and also reduces labour costs.
● It gives a wide range of choices and control to the user for repair and maintenance.
● It is budget-friendly and easy to install and operate.
With Schneider Electric India range of cloud-based DCIM solutions, it is now easy to control data centre and remote locations while on the move with the help of a smartphone. They offer round the clock monitoring of data centres along with real-time notifications. Also, get a customized monthly report on practical device usage along with on-site support.