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Latest DCIM publications


DCIM expectations exposed: identifying new capability requirements

Philippe Heim, Global Portfolio Manager of DCIM, Building Technologies division at Siemens AG, examines why DCIM is becoming a critical factor in meeting the growing requirements of data center tenants… A growing number of colocation data centers provide Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) functionality to multi-tenants today—and for good reason. As demand for outsourcing data… Read More


The eight pillars of data centre management

Steve Bowes-Phipps, senior consultant at PTS Consulting, believes that a well-run data centre will stand out from the crowd… Building a resilient, highly available data centre is only the initial, embryonic phase of its lifetime. For the following 15-20 years, how one operates and maintains a data centre is far more important than how it… Read More


Why DCIM real-time data collection and monitoring is giving power back to operators

Michael Adams, EMEA Director IDC, Panduit, discusses how effective DCIM can deliver critical operational savings in the data centre… Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) must step out of the shadows to demonstrate its positive capabilities for both data centre operators and customers – and suppliers must help demolish the negativity that has developed around the acronym… Read More


Increasing the benefits from DCIM software

Matthew Baynes, Data centre Strategy & Business Development Director, UKI, at Schneider Electric, explains what we are learning from the widespread adoption of controversial DCIM solutions… Since its launch DCIM (Data Centre Infrastructure Management) software has been a controversial topic. Potential customers and many commentators have claimed that the software is overly complex, expensive, overhyped… Read More


DCIM, SDDC and the law of unforeseen consequences

Soeren Jensen, Vice President of Enterprise Management and Software at Schneider Electric, considers solutions to the power struggle now taking place for control of the data centre – and even the definition of the processes by which it is run. As Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) continues to evolve and develop to become an essential… Read More



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