Gartner Research

DCIM Solutions: How Do They DO That?

Published: 13 August 2014

ID: G00267308

Analyst(s): April Adams, David Cappuccio

Summary

Selecting the right data center infrastructure management solution to improve power, cooling and space management requires a thorough understanding of how the functionality is achieved. IT leaders who know what questions to ask can speed the procurement process and ensure better results.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Power Monitoring
    • Questions to Ask About the Timing of Data Collection in Power Monitoring
    • Questions to Ask About Power Monitoring Data Collection Methods
    • Questions to Ask About How the Solution Determines Initial Power Requirements
    • Questions to Ask About the Granularity of Power Monitoring
  • Environmental Monitoring
    • Questions to Ask About the Data Points Collected for Environmental Monitoring
    • Questions to Ask About Environmental Monitoring Data Collection Methods
    • Questions to Ask About the Granularity of Environmental Monitoring
  • Reporting and Visualization
    • Questions to Ask About Report Contents
    • Questions to Ask About Report Format
    • Questions to Ask About Report Delivery Mechanisms
    • Questions to Ask About Visualization
  • Resource Management
    • Questions to Ask About the Initial Resource Management Deployment
    • Questions to Ask About Resource Management Granularity
    • Questions to Ask About Other Resource Management Functionality
  • Predictive Analysis and Modeling/Simulation
    • Questions to Ask About Predictive Analysis, Modeling and Simulation
  • Airflow and Pressure Monitoring
    • Questions to Ask About Airflow and Pressure Monitoring
  • Workflow Management
    • Questions to Ask About Workflow Management
  • IT Physical-Asset Monitoring and Management
    • Questions to Ask About IT Physical-Asset Monitoring and Management
  • Resource Control
    • Questions to Ask About Resource Control
  • Other Capabilities
    • Questions to Ask About Any of These Other Capabilities That Interest You

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