As busineses rely more on their mission critical computer systems, Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) becomes more important. An effective DCIM strategy makes it possible for a business to make maximum utilization of its resources and provide the most optimum performance standards. However, DCIM needs a high level of precaution and care. An erroneous interpretation of DCIM strategy could cause catastrophic results. One way to avoid mistakes is by identifying risks the planning stages. Let’s take a look at the top reasons why DCIM strategies fail:

Not enough planning

Data Center Infrastructure ManagementIt is rather foolish to implement any particular DCIM strategy without having a well defined plan that focuses on business goals, the resources you are going to need to achieve them, and the financial constraints you are going to face.

Miscommunication with the vendor

When data centers are outsourced, often third party organizations are responsible in part for aligning operations with the business needs. Without proper instruction, third party staff may not be able to implement a DCIM strategy to put the data center into usage best suited for your business.

Miscalculation of resources

This is especially in the case of human resources. Very often the number of staff required may be underestimated. Staff should be assigned on the basis of the scale to which business processes use data centers so that there is adequate number of technical experts handling the data center for you.

Too much data, not enough analytical tools

Data centers are abundant with big data but failing to implement proper data analysis and processing tools to measure, track, and manage data for achieving business goals will lead to big data overloads.

Your business should choose a DCIM strategy that is designed specifically for your business needs. Need help to determine the strategies in order to ensure maximum efficiency? Call us.

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.