What is DCIM?
Data Centre Infrastructure Management (aka DCIM) is not a new concept, but has only recently been defined (as recently as 2012) as a suite of solutions which standardise and expand on existing platforms to help organisations manage their data centres more efficiently, with better visibility and ultimately, higher uptime at a lower cost.
Wikipedia describes DCIM as:
An emerging form of data center management which extends the more traditional systems and network management approaches to now include the physical and asset-level components. DCIM leverages the integration of information technology (IT) and facility management disciplines to centralize monitoring, management and intelligent capacity planning of a data center's critical systems. Essentially it provides a significantly more comprehensive view of ALL of the resources within the data center.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Data center infrastructure management