"The recent proliferation of cloud services, and the rush among telcos to provide them, leaves the DCIM market potentially on the verge of tremendous growth."
~Martin Courtney, research analyst with Heavy Reading Service Provider IT Insider
The Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) platforms are growing according to Heavy Reading Service Provider IT Insider.
The majority of installations remain in the enterprise sector, reinforcing the sense that DCIM software must add its proposition before it can drive further into the telco data center.
DCIM tools are diverse. Only a small subset of commercially available applications can provide visibility into assets that span physical and virtual IT systems, facilities or in-building infrastructures.
Key findings of DCIM Develops to Meet Cloud Service Delivery Requirements include the following:
* Barriers to adoption include implementation costs and integration challenges.
* Single-digit DCIM penetration rates stem mainly from the enterprise sector.
* Telcos and cloud service providers must control physical and virtual IT assets alongside space, power and cooling resources to optimize cloud service delivery.
* The DCIM market is beset by mergers, alliances and companies succumbing to competitive and economic pressure.