More IT facility managers are believing in the value of a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) strategy. According to a recent IDC survey report that analyzed the state of data center operations in the industry, the findings of the survey were remarkably in favor of DCIM.

Why DCIM is viableOf the surveyed participants, nearly 84 per cent of businesses were finding it very difficult to cope with rising issues pertaining to their data centers. These issues focused on power consumption, load balancing, cooling, recovery and backup and so on. However, the real issue, and what matters the most to DCIM proponents, is that 92 percent of the surveyed facility managers and IT top brass supported an integrated DCIM strategy in their facilities.

DCIM is now progressing into mainstream IT. If you look at the budgets of top IT firms, then DCIM is one area which attracts a major portion. From a recent Markets&Markets research report, the DCIM market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 47.33 percent by 2017 with 2011 as the base year.

Such remarkable strides have been achieved by DCIM only because it has proven its worth as a way to streamline IT facility costs as well as improve operations management within businesses depending on data centers and/or big data.

If you have a business that you believe can leverage the benefits of DCIM, then you are definitely going to need a data center facility with a properly channeled DCIM strategy built into it. At Lifeline Data Center, that is exactly what we offer. Visit our website to know more.

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.