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Top 6 data center infrastructure management best practices

  Article by ParkView & Entuity Software EVP and GM, Kathie Lyons — Park Place Technologies.   “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 [CRACs]).” —Gartner IT Glossary  The meaning of DCIM remains consistent, but the definition of infrastructure is evolving.  Historically, it used to refer to on-premises hardware. With an increasing reliance on cloud, the bounds of the traditional infrastructure are expanding. But no matter how you scope it, infrastructure management represents the full array of management practices, including: Knowing what assets you have Determining the values (What is the baseline? What is good? What is anomalous? What is bad?) Ensuring uptime … also reflected in a Discover, Mon