Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Physical Resource And Infrastructure Management Tools

Physical resource and infrastructure management tools are software products that monitor, model and help manage the physical dimensions of data center infrastructures, such as the IT hardware, cables, power distribution units, generators, and space. They are used to design new data centers, as well as optimize established data centers, for thermal, electrical and spatial characteristics. In addition, they are designed to be used in the day-to-day operations of data centers by providing change, configuration and asset management capabilities.

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