Rick Villars (IDC), Stephen Worn (Datacenter Dynamics), Ambrose McNevin (DCD) and Peter Gilber (CA Technologies)
Listen to this IDC global DCIM survey webcast and learn about the challenges IT and Facilities professionals face as they seek to drive innovation and gain more value from their datacenter investments.
Learn more about:
• What problems have occurred in data centers over the past 12 months?
• What has been the greatest factors limiting effective use of datacenter capacity?
• What challenges are your peers experiencing using different tools to manage different areas of the data center?
Moderator: Zen Kishimoto, Altaterra Research; Peter Gilbert, CA Technologies; Derek Schwartz, The Green Data Center Alliance
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) has been discussed in data center conferences and media. It is a set of tools and methods to make a data center as a whole perform optimally. Simply put, DCIM deals with mechanical and electrical systems of facilities, and power and environmental information of IT equipment. No standards have been defined yet but several functional areas have been mentioned, such as Inventory, Change, Capacity, Simulation, Monitoring and Efficiency Modeling. Many vendors have emerged with various solutions that focus on one or a few areas but not on a holistic scale. So the integration of multiple tools will be necessary to satisfy the overall needs and some vendors are working together to integrate their solutions.
But equally important is how to manage IT equipment at a higher level, such as server health, and application and service status. This is the market segment known as system management. Although DCIM and system management have been developed independent to each other, it is increasingly necessary to integrate the two to manage a data center even more efficiently. The information obtained with system management functions will become crucial to control the infrastructure sides of facilities and even IT equipment.
In this panel session, we will review DCIM solutions and how they can be integrated with system management for better design and operations of data centers. We will also discuss the impact of such integration, such as management and organizational structure. But at the same time, we need to realize that the ultimate goal of having a data center is to satisfy business goals of an enterprise with IT infrastructure, such as server health and applications status. That is why it is utmost important to integrate both IT and Facilities under common management to plan, design, monitor and control. Join this panel as these thought leaders discuss how you can use DCIM to best manage the facilities and IT within your data center.
Andy Lawrence, The 451 Group; David Brown, CEO, Datotel; Peter Gilbert, CA Technologies
Learn how you can improve the performance and efficiency of your data centers with Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM). How do you leverage power, space and cooling optimally, to meet the needs of the business? Learn how Datotel, a provider of business solutions including private cloud computing, colocation and hosted managed services, is using DCIM to achieve improved energy management in their data center.
In this complimentary webinar, you’ll:
- Learn how the technology can help data center operators to monitor and optimize performance, to better manage capacity and to reduce costs.
- Hear how Datotel is using DCIM technology to capture and analyze detailed real-time information to achieve insight into data center energy use
- Discover where DCIM is going in the future, including how DCIM can deliver further significant benefits if it be integrated into an overall management architecture for IT service delivery
- Learn what to consider when evaluating technology solutions and to integrate DCIM with existing IT management processes.
Register below to join:
- Andy Lawrence, VP of Research for Data Center Technology, The 451 Group
- David Brown, CEO, Datotel
- Peter Gilbert, VP of Energy & Sustainability Strategy, CA Technologies
Katie Broderick (IDG), Simon Daykin (Logicalis) & Dhesi Ananchaperumal (CA Technologies)
Learn key trends for effective power and cooling using DCIM, Hear DCIM best practice approaches from a leading global Enterprise Service Provider (ESP), and learn how they’re changing the way they manage their worldwide data center operations and Gain “in the trenches” experience on how to implement DCIM solutions to help you measure and manage power and cooling in your buildings, data centers and cloud computing environments.
Educational webinars for the Energy and Sustainability Professional
With Energy and Sustainability solutions from CA Technologies, you can reduce energy spend, cut carbon emissions, automate carbon reporting, or improve your environmental profile. Our solutions are designed to help your organization increase its energy efficiency and lower operational costs while enabling you to accurately measure, assess, and report environmental impact and performance. Powerful and scalable, our Energy and Sustainability solutions can help measure and report on energy, water, waste, and carbon, and monitor energy in data centers and buildings. Our CA DCIM solution can help you manage systems and services more reliably, make better use of power, space and cooling capacity, enhance efficiency and align your data center infrastructure to the changing needs of your business. For our customers, it’s a smart way to manage their energy and sustainability programs more effectively and consciously drive their organizations business forward.