A new perspective on managing the critical infrastructure gaps is emerging that recognizes:

• the importance of real-time data to understand the true capacity of available infrastructure

• the criticality of interdependencies between logical and physical layers

• the need for holistic management capabilities and visibility of IT and facilities infrastructures

• the need for more powerful management tools that offer a rich, visual view of the infrastructure and can guide design and change management


This forward-looking perspective will be the guiding force behind new data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions from industry leaders such as Emerson Network Power.


The Promises, Challenges and Imperatives of Data Center Infrastructure Management