Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools

Published: 24 December 2014

ID: G00259287

Analyst(s): Henrique Cecci , Naveen Mishra , David Cappuccio , Federico De Silva , April Adams, Tiny Haynes , Jay E. Pultz


DCIM tools support the diverse needs of colocation providers, large enterprises/managed service providers and midsize enterprises. This research provides data center managers with insight into seven DCIM tools and their ability to support these three uses cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • CA Technologies: Data Center Infrastructure Management
    • Emerson: Trellis Platform/Avocent Universal Mgmt. Gateway
    • iTRACS: Converged Physical Infrastructure Management
    • Nlyte Software: Nlyte 7.0
    • Panduit: SmartZone DCIM/SynapSense
    • Raritan: dcTrack DCIM Operations/PowerIQ DCIM Monitoring
    • Schneider Electric: StruxureWare for Data Centers
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Power Monitoring
    • Environmental Monitoring
    • Reporting/Visualization
    • Resource Management
    • IT Phys. Asset Monitoring & Mgmt.
    • Predictive Analysis/Modeling/Sim.
    • Workflow Integration Mgmt.
  • Use Cases
    • Colocation Provider
    • Midsize Enterprise
    • Large Enterprise/Managed Service Provider

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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