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Market Trends: DCIM Vendors Must Look Beyond the Data Center to Open New Markets

Published: 15 May 2017

ID: G00331050

Analyst(s): David Cappuccio , April Adams


As the DCIM market matures, differentiation is no longer solely focused on product functionality. Technology product management leaders must also consider how IoT, edge computing, cloud, automation and adjacent applications will impact the DCIM market and adjust their roadmaps accordingly.

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Market Trend

  • The DCIM Market Is Evolving to Include More Than Just the Data Center
    • Customers Are Seeking a Broader View of Their Infrastructure
    • The Idea of Automation Is Becoming More Palatable to Users
    • DCIM Customers Are Expressing More Interest in the As-a-Service Model
  • Market Structure Trend: The DCIM Market Is Consolidating
  • Buyer Trend: Potential Buyers Continue to Struggle With Traditional Concerns
    • Customer Concerns About Ease of Deployment and Use
    • Customer Concerns About Integration With Other Infrastructure Software
    • Customer Concerns About Price

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