Wednesday, October 6, 2021

BrandPost: Choosing Better DCIM Tools for Edge Computing and other Distributed, Hybrid IT Environments

I think it’s safe to say that most businesses that used to own and operate centralized data centers now have physical IT infrastructure assets widely distributed on premise, at colocation providers, and increasingly at the edge of the network. One study had determined that while only 10% of enterprise data was created outside of core centralized data centers in 2018, estimates for 2025 suggest up to 75% will be generated and handled by edge computing sites [1].

This increasingly distributed, hybrid IT environment creates management challenges, particularly since many of these smaller edge sites are operated in a “lights out” fashion without any technical staff being nearby. Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software tools have traditionally been used to monitor, manage, plan, run scenario simulations on, etc. centralized data center power, cooling, and space resources. The widespread use of DCIM has certainly made data centers more resilient, as well as energy and operationally efficient.

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