Gartner Research

Can DCIM Pay for Itself via Energy Savings Alone?

Published: 21 August 2015

ID: G00276143

Analyst(s): Jay E. Pultz

Summary

Only data center infrastructure management tools enable data center managers to optimize both IT and facilities. However, the benefits gained are difficult to quantify — except for energy savings. We show you how to analyze DCIM costs and savings for your environment.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Since 2012, DCIM TCO Has Dropped About 40%
  • Is DCIM Really Needed for Energy Savings?
  • Our Analysis of a Typical Data Center
  • How to Analyze Your Situation
  • Summary

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