The increasing emphasis on energy efficiency in data centers has given rise to a need for monitoring, trouble shooting and inventory management tools, according to Anu Cherian at Frost & Sullivan. Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) products offer a solution by helping to diagnose problems methodically, and by minimizing physical walk-throughs of the center. DCIM helps data center operators manage servers, racks, cooling systems and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), among other hardware. We spoke to Cherian about the evolution of the DCIM market and what to expect in the next few years.
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