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DATA CENTER INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT 101: DEFINING DCIM IN 2019
Look up the definition of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) from a few different sources and you’ll get different definitions from each. DCIM is hard to define, even today, because the term has a cloudy history with disparate definitions from different analysts and from each role in the data center based on their own individual responsibilities. We can’t change the past, but in this article, let’s set the record straight on what DCIM is today, what it is not, and most importantly, why all organizations can benefit from it. Prior to the arrival of DCIM in the late 2000s, Facilities Managers and IT Managers typically operated in their own organizational silos and relied on Building Management System (BMS) and IT Service Management (ITSM) software respectfully to help accomplish their given tasks. When DCIM hit the market as a new concept, industry analysts were quick to hype it, but they lacked a single unified definition. READ MORE