Over the last two decades, the healthcare sector has seen a major boom. The healthcare environment has continued to grow, and so has its demand for data centers. Healthcare officials are moving their data center resources to other colocation facilities to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of their data. Working with large data centers is a constraint as infrastructure management is a tedious task.
The best example is the Shands Healthcare which has leveraged DCIM solutions i.e. Data Center Infrastructure Management to understand its data center resources. Shands Healthcare is using this information to upgrade its performance and capacity planning.
By using the dCtrack DCIM solutions, Shands Healthcare has deployed measures to understand its capacity needs accurately. It has planned its activities well so that it does not have to face obstacles as and when the healthcare needs evolve. First and foremost is to understand the customer’s perspective of the DCIM platform. Some analysts have described the challenges of using the DCIM platform.
• IT resource management
• Data center growth planning
• IT asset tracking
• Capacity planning
• Power and energy efficiency
The need for a multifaceted data center infrastructure is growing with the demand for a robust data storage environment. Managing assets, data center space, power, energy can be a tedious task. Shands HealthCare now has a real-time picture of capacities in all of their data centers in terms of power, space, networking and cooling.
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