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Report: Data Center Infrastructure Mgmt System Offers Path to Address Gov’t IT Efficiency Goals

The Data Center Infrastructure Management strategy could help information technology leaders at federal agencies comply with the Data Center Optimization Initiative as part of the implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, FedTech Magazine reported Wednesday.

The report said DCIM covers an array of platforms that could help IT leaders evaluate the data storage, power consumption and other capabilities of their IT systems.

DCOI directs agencies to report on their plans to consolidate data centers and build up infrastructure security and efficiency in an effort to realize $2.7 billion in savings.

“You’re putting tools in the right place to get an end-to-end view of your data center,” Gary Hix, director of engineering at Hitachi Vantara’s federal business, said of DCIM.

The report said DCIM works to help agencies assess each application’s energy and space requirements and evaluate their cloud migration strategies.

Steve Septoff, vice president of infrastructure solutions for Dell EMC’s federal business, said cloud is an operating model and that agencies should analyze their workloads and applications before moving to the cloud.

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