From Kevin Heslin, Research Manager with 451 Group.
The sessions at Uptime Institute Symposium 2013 will help you make better decisions regarding DCIM investment and implementation.
451 Research senior analyst Rhonda Ascierto will address the special considerations for assessing and procuring DCIM software. Many of the issues she will cover are crucial and worth underscoring, and they may not be part of a routine DCIM assessment or procurement process. Her presentation is based on a 56-page 451 Research report released in December 2012 titled Beyond the Basics: A Guide to Procuring DCIM Software.
The 451 Research team found more than 100 questions that you should ask your DCIM vendor before purchasing a DCIM product. Asking the right questions can help minimize the risk associated with DCIM by helping data center operators purchase the right level of service, avoid potential incompatibilities, and get a suitable pricing model.
451 Research Vice President Andy Lawrence will deliver a keynote entitled The Disrupted Data Center, during which he will discuss advanced DCIM, among other technologies. In my view, Andy is the world’s foremost expert on the DCIM market, with a fantastic track record anticipating how DCIM will affect data center operations. He’s simply “the right guy” to ask about DCIM and a host of other data center issues.
Uptime Institute Director of Content Matt Stansberry will present the 2013 Data Center Industry Survey results, which delve into DCIM adoption statistics, pricing, key features and barriers to adoption. This data will provide you in-depth analysis of what kinds of systems your peers are buying, and how much they’re paying for them.
I will also contribute to the program, moderating a panel of end users who have experience with DCIM implementation. I’ll ask them to describe the results they got and how those results compared with the benefits they expected. We’ll also talk about product selection, pricing, and lessons learned. What’s more, I expect to explore any difficulties the panelists had during the procurement and application processes and find out how they resolved these issues.
Register today for Uptime Institute Symposium. I look forward to seeing you this May in Santa Clara!