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Market Trends: DCIM Vendors Can Overcome Adoption Inhibitors and Realize Market Potential

Published: 18 November 2013

ID: G00258439

Analyst(s): April Adams, Federico De Silva


Enterprises struggle to justify data center infrastructure management purchases, especially for existing data centers. DCIM marketing executives can help with this and improve their go-to-market strategy by gaining a better understanding of current adoption patterns, market drivers and inhibitors.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • DCIM Is a Significant, yet Elusive, Market Opportunity
  • The Market Structure Is Evolving Along a Predictable Path
  • Enterprises Are Showing Interest but Are Still Dragging Their Feet When It Comes to Significant Deployments
  • Despite Vendors' Marketing Efforts, Buyers Aren't Yet Ready for Fully Integrated DCIM
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Inhibitors
  • Seven Actions That Vendors Can Take to Overcome Barriers to Adoption
  • DCIM Technology Is Evolving Toward More Intelligence, but Customers Have Their Limits

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