Data centre monitoring is also referred to as Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM). It involves the process of monitoring, managing, and operating a data centre with the ability to utilize measured inputs for the environmental, power, and communications resources available, which allows for compliance with predefined organizational requirements. These inputs are enabled from a combination of manual and automated tools to ensure the data centre’s best operating health. The goal of having a monitored data centre is to ensure that the data centre’s key functions and services are delivered effectively and efficiently without disruption.
Data centre monitoring typically encompasses the measurement and monitoring of various elements, such as: