Survey: DCIM has penetrated only half of the data center market

A recently published survey by Intel and Dell has found that almost half of IT managers have little about what is happening under the hoods of their data centers: Only 53 percent use data center infrastructure management (DCIM) systems, which can provide critical information about power and thermal usage, while also offering tangible ways to save money.

The survey also found that 55 percent of IT managers plan to reduce energy consumption by support infrastructure and 62 percent currently use power-management tools.

„Outside of budget as one of the main roadblocks to implementing any new technology within IT, we also see that the actual ease of implementation is one of the biggest challenges,“ Jeff Klaus, general manager of data center solutions at Intel, told eWEEK.

He continued: „There is still a bit of work to accomplish on the education side, and with that we’ll continue to see more widespread adoption of DCIM technology in the coming year.“

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