Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools

Published: 07 March 2016

ID: G00294591

Analyst(s): David Cappuccio , Jay E. Pultz, Neha Kumar, April Adams , Tiny Haynes


DCIM tools can provide valuable cost savings and utilization benefits to colocation providers, and large and midsize enterprises. Data center managers can use this research to learn which features are most important to each use case and how nine DCIM tools can support each one.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • CommScope: iTRACS DCIM
    • Cormant: Cormant-CS
    • Device42: Device42 Software
    • Emerson Network Power: Trellis Platform
    • FNT: FNT Command
    • Nlyte Software: Nlyte DCIM
    • Optimum Path: Visual Data Center
    • Panduit: SmartZone Solutions
    • Schneider Electric: StruxureWare for Data Centers
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Power Monitoring
    • Environmental Monitoring
    • Reporting/Visualization
    • Resource Management
    • Workflow Integration Management
    • Multitenancy
  • Use Cases
    • Colocation Provider
    • Large Enterprise
    • Midsize Enterprise

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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