Moving Beyond Spreadsheets and Diagrams: Getting Started with Data Center Infrastructure Management
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Overview: Many data center managers try to manage their dynamic environments with little more than spreadsheets and a few CAD diagrams. But as data centers have grown in size and complexity, managing this way has become increasingly difficult. Fortunately, there are many good Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions now available.
One of the challenges many companies face getting started with DCIM is that they are afraid that implementing a full scale DCIM solution will take too long or cost too much. The impression they have is that DCIM is complicated. And while a fully mature DCIM implementation can be complicated, getting started doesn't have to be. In this paper, you will learn the typical phases of rolling out DCIM, and how to get started successfully.