Gartner Research

Best Practices to Optimize Your Data Center Utilization With DCIM

Published: 17 May 2016

ID: G00303283

Analyst(s): April Adams, David Cappuccio

Summary

IT leaders can use DCIM tools to bring clarity to data center power, cooling and space management issues. However, DCIM tools can improve data center operational efficiencies only if the right tool is selected for the job and the staff is properly trained in its use.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Understand DCIM's Capabilities and How the Various Functions Align With Your Specific Needs
    • Recommended Actions
  • Ask Pointed Questions About the Technical Implementations
    • Recommended Actions
  • Probe Beyond Technical Implementation and Benefits
    • Recommended Actions
  • Focus on Your Specific Requirements, and Look for the Best Match
    • Recommended Actions
  • Understand the Supporting Processes, Both Before and After Implementation, and Train Your Staff Accordingly
    • Recommended Actions

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