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Survey Analysis: Five Things You Can Learn From Your Peers About DCIM

Published: 24 December 2015

ID: G00294076

Analyst(s): April Adams


IT leaders who are evaluating data center infrastructure management tools to improve operational efficiency and business agility can benefit from the lessons learned by early adopters. Use this research to better understand the risks, rewards and best practices of a successful DCIM deployment.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Fact 1: Your Peers Understand They Can Reap Real Benefits From DCIM Even If They Don't Deploy the Full Suite and They Prefer to Buy Modularly
  • Fact 2: Your Peers Invest in DCIM to Improve Capacity Planning, IT/Facilities Integration and Data Center Visualization — But They Won't Tackle It All at Once
  • Fact 3: When Your Peers Hesitate to Invest in DCIM, It's Mostly Because of Cost/Budget and Staffing Concerns or a Lack of Prioritization
  • Fact 4: Your Peers Choose DCIM Tools Based on Ease of Deployment/Use, Price and Software Integration Capabilities
  • Fact 5: While There Is a Facilities Component, DCIM Purchases Are Generally Selected, Funded and Used by IT Roles
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

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