Optimize management in your Data Center: How to choose the best DCiM
Optimize Management in Your Datacenter

Efficient Infrastructure Management is essential for improving competitiveness and efficiency in service delivery. A crucial component of this management is the Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCiM) system.

In this article, we will discuss some of the challenges faced in managing critical infrastructures, talk about the fundamental pillars of a DCiM, and provide you with 12 keys for selecting the DCiM that best suits your needs..

Challenges of DCiM

We all know that managing critical infrastructures is quite a challenge for Data Center managers. That's why we want to show you how DCiM can be a great ally for you.  

If you wonder how it can help you, here are some answers:  

  • Unifies and Facilitates: Imagine having a single place where you can access all the information needed to make informed decisions about your data center.  .
  • In Real-Time: Would you like to know instantly how space, energy, and climate control are being used in your data center? DCiM can provide you with this superpower.
  • Simplifies Organization: With more organized operational processes, your team can work more efficiently and effectively.
  • Helps You Anticipate the Future: DCiM can help you identify problems before they occur with "what-if" scenarios and pinpointing weaknesses.

With just these points, you achieve greater efficiency in technical rooms, reducing human error while maintaining data integrity over time.

DCiM is not just technology; it is a combination of three essential pillars:

  • Processes: Well-defined processes are key. What assets do you have? How do you handle incidents, changes, and configurations? What level of service do you need? What changes are you going to make? What is the most suitable configuration? How will you manage incidents? Many other processes and documentation applicable to the organization and management in critical infrastructure
  • People: A trained team needs to be unified. Each person has their role and clear responsibilities.
  • Technology: Hardware and software are your tools. Both provide organizations with the technological support for integrated management, but it's essential to work with quality tools, and that's why you need the best to be profitable and efficient.

12 Keys for Choosing DCiM.  

Choosing the perfect DCiM is not an easy task. But don't worry; here are a series of keys to help you in your selection

  1. Expert Experience: Would you trust an inexperienced pilot? Choose a DCiM with a reputable manufacturer and an integrator with a proven track record.  .
  2. Highly Qualified Team: There is no place for apprentices. Ensure that the staff is trained and ready for the challenge. 
  3. Licensing Plan: One-time payment or monthly subscription? Decide what best suits your budget.
  4. Easy Integration: Like mixing ingredients in a recipe, your DCiM should be able to integrate seamlessly through APIs. Keep it simple and robust. 
  5. Flexible Planning: Ensure that your DCiM fits your needs, not the other way around.
  6. Dashboard and Native KPIs: Visualize your data effectively. Nobody wants data without value
  7. Continuous Monitoring: Like a pleasant aroma in the kitchen, you need to monitor your infrastructure at all times.
  8. User Experience: A DCiM with a user-friendly interface is the best symphony for your Data Center. 
  9. Reliable Database: Choose the right database to keep your data secure and accessible.
  10. Implementation Process: Who will carry out the project? Make sure to follow the planned processes and framework at all times to deploy DCiM.
  11. Custom Features: Not all DCiM features and functionalities are the same. Look for a DCiM that fits your unique needs.
  12. Transparent Pricing: Avoid unpleasant surprises. Ensure that the price includes everything you need.

In conclusion, let me make the following analogy. Just as in the kitchen, the choice of ingredients and proper preparation makes all the difference, selecting the right DCIM is key to success in managing your Data Center.

If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us!"

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