By Jim Stark, P.E., Principal of Engineering, Electronic Environments
Originally posted by Data Center Post, Tuesday August 7, 2014
Today’s data center supports more critical, interdependent devices and IT systems. Gaining control of the infrastructure environment leads to an optimized data center that improves system availability and energy efficiency. DCIM platforms provide data center managers with real-time, contextual, prioritized information that bridges the physical (equipment) and IT (applications) layers of the data center infrastructure.
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