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The Six Triggers for Using Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools

Published: 28 May 2015

ID: G00278001

Analyst(s): Jay E. Pultz, Rakesh Kumar


IT leaders want to deploy data center infrastructure management tools to optimize their data centers, but can face funding challenges. Here, we present six catalysts that are good opportunities to propose the use of DCIM, which can play a significant role in resolving related issues.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Propose DCIM to Help Resolve Issues Triggered by These Six Events
    • Data Center Capacity — Power, Cooling and Physical Space
    • Building New Data Centers (or Refurbishing Older Data Centers)
    • Data Center Consolidation, Colocation and Cloud Projects
    • Data Center Audit, Financial and Cost Reviews
    • Technology and Architectural Changes
    • Environment and Sustainability Focus

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