Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has published a new White Paper on ‘How Data Center Management Software Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs’. The document demonstrates the ability of data centers to help businesses respond more quickly to changing market demands and mark a significant growth on the bottom line.
According to Uptime Institute, a division of the 451 Group, the market for data center infrastructure management (DCIM) systems will grow from $500m in 2010 to $7.5bn by 2020. Forecasts indicate that challenges of higher-density computing, dynamic workloads and the need for efficient energy consumption will drive demand for software to help organizations plan, operate at low cost, and analyze systems for workflow improvement. Furthermore, Uptime Institute suggests IT and business executives are aware that improved physical infrastructure planning, minor system reconfiguration, and small process changes can save significant financial spend on energy and operations. However, only higher visibility, more control, and improved automation can help deliver on the commitment of producing business value.
The paper highlights the role of holistic management capabilities available today to allow data center professionals to maximize their capacity to control facility energy costs and advise the business on best ways to utilize IT assets more effectively, as AMEinfo stated.
The new ‘Planning and Implementation’ tools share key data points, historical data, and asset tracking information. It also develops the ability to charge back users allowing them to take actions based upon data center business intelligence.
Planning and Implementation tools improve IT room allocation of power and cooling (planning), provide rapid impact analysis when a portion of the IT room fails (operations), and leverage historical data to improve future IT room performance (analysis). These tools are explained in the White Paper, which also highlights the value that the suite collectively brings to business.