- Outdated datacenters. 57 percent of respondents admit that their datacenters are either “inefficient” or only “moderately efficient.”
- Fragmented datacenter operations. Because IT and facilities staff manage different aspects of datacenter operations, organizations are not able to implement coherent processes, policies or metrics.
- Inconsistent datacenter information. Without clear visibility into key datacenter infrastructure metrics, decision-makers can't accurately plan capacity, pro-actively discover potential problems, or optimize allocation of resources such as power, cooling, network connectivity, rack and floor space.
“IT and Facilities must work together to deliver the innovation that their C-level management is demanding,” said Villars. “To help achieve this, organizations should look to implement a DCIM solution that takes a unified approach to management across all aspects of the datacenter.”More than half of the datacenter managers surveyed said there would be value in having an integrated DCIM solution. Respondents' priorities for a DCIM solution included:
- Real-time monitoring of power, temperature and other variables;
- Alerts and alarms for power and cooling;
- Inventory and asset management; and
- Capacity analysis and planning.