This paper describes a framework for deploying Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software. Each data center moves through different phases in managing their infrastructure, often starting with spreadsheets and diagrams, then moving to early stage DCIM and on to more sophisticated deployments. See how your data center stacks up against this maturity model, then learn the typical steps that lead you down the path of adopting better processes and realizing more benefits over time.
Event Date: February 9, 2017
In the last decade, the rate of compute and network performance have outpaced storage. Compute nodes with multiple cores, advanced memory technology, high-speed bus and fast network NICs have kept pace with speed of networks such as 25GbE/40GbE and growing to 100GbE.
Unfortunately, most storage architectures -- even the new clustered scale up/out architectures -- are nothing more than derivatives of older legacy designs. As a result storage has become the primary …