Gartner Research VP David Cappuccio talks about how DCIM is changing the way we look at the data center. It is not just storage, not just servers. It is the IT and the facility it is in. DCIM allows us to look at that data center as one holistic "thing." You need to know what the cascade effects of a change might be before you make it. This can have a huge impact in a number of areas, including how the facilities team looks at design and how IT looks at capacity planning and space management, and it could potentially affect operating costs because of more efficient use of energy.

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