The Multi-Billion-Dollar Success That Wasn't: DCIM and the Evolution of Data Center Management
10 Oct 2019
Energy Efficiency, Cost Management & DCIM Theatre
DCIM was supposed to solve the complex challenge of managing data center facilities. Although many data centers use DCIM, it is far from the multi-billion-dollar success that was predicted a decade ago. The industry failed to fully deliver on DCIM’s promise: it provided tools that were over-engineered and difficult to implement and maintain. Some say DCIM is dead. With apologies to Mark Twain, we believe reports of DCIM’s death are greatly exaggerated. In our complex hybrid computing world, it’s likely the need for DCIM will be greater than it was in the past. Next generation cloud-based tools are emerging: they are more secure, intuitive, insightful, flexible, and resource efficient than DCIM as we’ve known it. In this session, we’ll discuss DCIM’s past, present, and future including key attributes that have become essential to successful operations and maintenance. Long live DCIM!