Infrastructure Management Systems Are Fundamentally Changing the Operation of Complex Data Centers, According to Navigant

  Infrastructure Management Systems Are Fundamentally Changing the Operation
  of Complex Data Centers, According to Navigant Research

Annual spending on data center infrastructure management software and services
will surpass $4.5 billion by 2020, report finds

Business Wire

BOULDER, Colo. -- March 14, 2014

In today’s market, mere minutes of data center downtime can cost businesses
millions of dollars in lost revenue. This criticality has created an
atmosphere of risk aversion in data center operations, along with a culture of
uncontrolled and uninformed spending on assets and resources to ensure an
acceptable, albeit hazy, margin of reliability. Click to tweet: According to a
recent report from Navigant Research, these days are coming to an end. Data
center infrastructure management (DCIM) systems are fundamentally changing the
landscape for managing complex data center environments.

“DCIM – the software, systems, and services that monitor, measure, and help
control data centers’ IT and facilities infrastructure – is quickly becoming a
must-have technology for managers of modern data centers,” says Eric Woods,
research director with Navigant Research. “The need for data centers to
improve their energy efficiency while meeting an ever-growing demand for IT
capacity will drive annual spending on DCIM software and services from less
than $700 million in 2013 to more than $4.5 billion by 2020.”

The DCIM vendor landscape is as diverse as the technology itself, according to
the report. The resources and brand recognition of large end-to-end software,
hardware, and service providers, such as Schneider Electric, Emerson Network
Power, and Raritan, give them an immediate advantage over competitors. But
smaller software-centric companies, such as Cormant, Modius, iTRACS, NetApp,
FieldView Solutions, and Future Facilities, also provide unique and
competitive solutions.

The report, “Data Center Energy and Infrastructure Management”, analyzes the
global DCIM market. The study assesses current market trends and dynamics, the
key functionalities of DCIM solutions, and how these systems and services
benefit data centers around the world. Global market forecasts for DCIM
spending and market share, broken out by region and market segment, extend
through 2020. The report also features profiles of key industry players and a
discussion of regional drivers and hurdles. An Executive Summary of the report
is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market
research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly
regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on
in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The
team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user
primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology
trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Smart Energy, Smart Utilities,
Smart Transportation, and Smart Buildings sectors. Additional information
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About Navigant

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clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business
risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients,
Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and
Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with
business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial
Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most
critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at

* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, “Data
Center Energy and Infrastructure Management,” is a summary and reflects
Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend
analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and
actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press
release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete
understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the
methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor
Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained
in this press release or the report.


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