Data Center Solutions

According to market research company, Data center infrastructure management is expected to grow to 60 percent market penetration by 2014. versus one percent market penetration in 2010. There are several trends driving the adoption of DCIM
    • Increased power and heat density
    • Data center consolidation
    • Virtualization and cloud computing
    • Increased reliance on critical IT systems
    • Energy efficiency or Green IT initiatives
 
Data center monitoring systems were initially developed to track equipment availability and to manage alarms. While these systems evolved to provide insight into the performance of equipment by capturing real-time data and organizing it into a proprietary user interface, they have lacked the functionality necessary to effectively monitor and make adjustments to interdependent systems across the physical infrastructure to address changing business and technology needs.

Intelligent capacity planning will enable the aggregation and correlation of real-time data from heterogeneous infrastructures to provide data center managers with a common repository of performance and resource utilization information. It also will enable data center managers to automate the management of IT applications based on server capacity—as well as conditions within a data center's physical infrastructure—optimizing the performance, reliability and efficiency of the entire data center infrastructure

The main purpose of a data center is running the applications that handle the core business and operational data of the organization. Such systems may be proprietary and developed internally by the organization, or bought from enterprise software vendors. Such common applications are ERP and CRM systems.