How Big Data and Data Center Infrastructure Management are impacting each other ?

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Executive Summary

How Big Data and Data Center Infrastructure Management are impacting each other 

Big data is high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information asset that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making.  Is big data a big challenge for your enterprise or is it an opportunity ?

  • Information Strategy – leverage all possible data sources for better decisions. Emergence of big data has made decision making a lot harder than before !
  • Enterprise Information Management – Information is everywhere – volume, variety, velocity – and it keeps growing
  • Storage, Privacy and Security – how and where to store the data ?
  • Tools and Techniques – Availability of tools and techniques to handle large volume, velocity and variety of data
  • Resource availability – Shortage of qualified resources who can handle the challenges of big data

Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools monitor, measure, manage and/or control data center utilization and energy consumption of all IT-related equipment (such as servers, storage and network switches) and facility infrastructure components (such as power distribution units [PDUs] and computer room air conditioners.

DCIM is about 

  • managing not just monitoring
  • increased Reliability of Data Center
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reduction in Carbon Footprint
  • embrace new technology

Key Insights and Conclusions

  • Big Data drives DC Technologies – Big Data drives the need for better and holistic Data Center technologies that can handle Big Data and provide meaningful insights from the collected data.
  • DCIM for Big Data – DCIM is the only viable way of unlocking the data sitting in the physical infrastructure. DCIM can play the role of a game changer for Big Data by making data –
    • Understandable – collected and made visible in a way that makes it meaningful
    • Relevant – enriched with the context of space, connectivity, and Time to provide a holistic understanding of the entire interconnected physical ecosystem
    • Interconnected – presented in relationship rather than in silos, creating rich new layers of meaning
    • Actionable – presented within a single holistic management framework so it can be instantly acted upon to drive transformational change