Why Companies Are Adopting DCIM Solutions

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-31-2017 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Why Companies Are Adopting DCIM Solutions

    Many organizations are sharply reducing expenses with the use of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions. Find out what's driving the savings.
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    All Aboard
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    All Aboard

    80% of the CIOIs and IT decision-makers surveyed said their organization is deploying a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution.
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    Robust ROI
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    Robust ROI

    Of the companies that implemented a DCIM solution, more than half report cost savings of 25% or more.
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    Driving Adoption

    57% of the IT leaders said the need to automate the resolution of manually conducted, time-intensive tasks is driving DCIM adoption, while 43% cited the need to overhaul legacy tech.
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    It's Complicated!
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    It's Complicated!

    41% said the need to run a complex environment with a hybrid approach is driving DCIM adoption.
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    Grading Curve

    50% of CIOs and CTOs surveyed—but just 33% of data center managers—would give their DCIM system an "A" grade.
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    Favorable Outcomes

    41% of those giving their DCIM system an "A" or "B" grade said they've been able to make a great number of updates to legacy systems and problem servers as a result.
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    Features Sought in DCIM Solutions

    Security: 40%, Real-time monitoring capabilities: 15%. Scalability: 14%, Predictive analytics: 13%, Automation: 11%
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    Barriers to DCIM Implementations

    Inadequate budget: 33%, Lack of education about why system is needed: 28%, Time required and costs aren't on C-suite's agenda: 20%, Uncertainty about which solution is best: 20%
 

A majority of IT departments are deploying data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions and are reaping significant savings, according to a recent survey from Intel Data Center Manager and Schneider Electric. The resulting report, "DCIM Solution Deployment," indicates that many organizations are deploying these solutions to automate time-intensive tasks that are currently conducted manually. They're also looking to overhaul legacy technology in an era that requires more complex hybrid IT environments. When they acquire these products, CIOs and other IT decision-makers are primarily looking for features that address security, automation and predictive analytics. However, before such acquisitions can happen, they must overcome organizational barriers, such as inadequate budgeting and a lack of buy-in or awareness from the C-suite. "Managers agree that having a DCIM solution in place increases efficiency and reduces manual work in maintaining business operations," according to the report. "Those that currently have a solution in place are very pleased with their system. Additionally, increased implementation seems very likely. … Amplifying this transition will come down to increased education of DCIM benefits and prioritization [from] C-suite decision-makers." More than 200 CIOs and other IT decision-makers from the United States and the United Kingdom took part in the research, which was conducted by Morar Consulting.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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