data center, like all things in IT, continues to evolve at an accelerated rate. The challenges of yesterday -- big
data, redundancy for mission critical systems, power constraints and more --
are giving way to new opportunities.
new wave includes the:
- Internet of Things
- Challenge of moving content closer the consumer
- Migration of traditional core enterprise applications
to the cloud (i.e., productivity, mail, CRM and data storage)
- Maturation of the software defined network
happens, the benefits of data center
infrastructure management (DCIM) software must also evolve to help
organizations transition from the data center of yesterday to become relevant in
the new data center of tomorrow.
is helping companies make the transition with the latest version of iTRACS
DCIM. 451 Research, a
leading research and advisory company, reviewed
CommScope’s latest iTRACS DCIM offering and provided a positive outlook.
451 Research states that CommScope is poised
for growth in the DCIM space, citing mature and strong connectivity
management, improved usability and capacity management, as well as its expanded
portfolio and feature set as strong areas. Let’s focus on three items highlighted
in the report: connectivity management, a growing partner ecosystem and capacity
management for power and network is frequently an area under reported within
DCIM. For many organizations, especially the traditional enterprise data center,
connectivity management can mean the difference between a system failing over successfully
with no disruption or an upset customer and lost revenues.
organizations transitioning applications out of the enterprise to an edge-style
data center, tying connectivity into asset, virtual machine and application
management can help simplify migration. Decommissioning of services in a
controlled and easily understood manner reduces risk and ensures service availability.
Growing Partner Ecosystem
partners like an SI to assist organizations leverage and tie DCIM into multiple
systems has been, and will be, increasingly important to customers looking for
a DCIM solution. The jigsaw of data center management is becoming increasing
complex. The lines between the physical and the logical environments are
blending so much, it is sometimes impossible to tell the two apart. Strong
integration tools and a strong partner community can help organizations
maximize their existing infrastructure investments and manage the transition as
they move to a colocation or edge data center configuration.
while that transition to an edge data center will eventually happen, companies
might need to maximize their existing infrastructure investment for a few
years. iTRACS DCIM’s new CapacityView
feature can help, allowing users to
leverage historical data to help understand the mix of power, cooling, network
and space. CapacityView also allows users to see traditional historical changes,
but also make event-based changes such as a freeze during the holiday shopping
season. This provides the user with an improved understanding of when the
existing data center is at capacity, or to help justify the transition from the
traditional enterprise data center model to a containerized or colocation
hosted edge solution.
download the complete 451 Research, click here.
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