As more enterprises adopt a hybrid environment where the digital infrastructure is made up of both physical data centers and the public cloud, management software needs to adapt. At the forefront are data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools. Today’s DCIM software needs to move beyond power monitoring and capacity planning of the on-premises infrastructure, to also include the cloud.
To do so, DCIM tools must understand public cloud offerings and model these accordingly–whether they are computing instances, storage or other services. DCIM tools must also provide benchmarking data and actionable intelligence so that a data center manager can make an informed decision on how to distribute workloads based on business requirements like cost, performance, energy efficiency and resilience. Only a single-pane-of-glass that provides rich data on bare metal servers and AWS, Azure or Google Cloud instances will offer a complete picture for both the C-suite and infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams to understand where to uncover efficiencies in energy and compute.
Hyperview’s cloud-based digital infrastructure management software enables users to monitor their public cloud instances, along with their operational technology (OT), hardware, software, and virtual assets. This powerful feature eliminates the need to rely on different software tools or platforms to find out important information like which internal user owns a cloud instance or which instances are zombie servers. Users can also report on their cloud instances with Hyperview’s advanced reporting suite.
As data centers move towards becoming truly “software-defined”, DCIM tools must quickly adapt to hybrid digital infrastructures and take in to consideration what is inside the walls of a data center and beyond.