How you measure return on investment (ROI) will, of course, depend on the goals and objectives you have set for your DCIM initiative. Quantifying the overall value takes some time and effort, but there are tools to help you. Learn more about our ROI calculator.
The following guidelines will help you establish ways to measure DCIM’s value to your organization:
- System Availability
With visibility into the power load to identify and eliminate hot spots, how many hours of additional availability have you gained?
- Energy Efficiency
How much have you decreased power consumption per year with visibility into the power requirements and usage?
- Capacity Planning and Management
With the ability to accurately plan power and cooling requirements, what are the savings in delayed equipment purchases and/or building a new data center? In addition, with tools that make capacity planning easier and faster, how much time per day is your staff saving on this task?
- Remote Data Center Access
With remote management of multiple data centers from a central location, how many hours per day are saved since staff members no longer need to “walk the floor”? How many staff positions have been eliminated/postponed?
- Equipment Adds, Moves, Changes, Decommissions
With the ability to model proposed changes and streamline the workflow process, what are the productivity savings?
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