This IDC study outlines the technology, skill sets, and processes necessary to get the full value out of the data collected. A calculated, methodical, and collaborative approach to developing smarter datacenter facilities includes not only intelligent equipment but investment in people skills and process improvements.
"Smarter datacenters support better visibility into and control over datacenter facility resources with the goal of improving resiliency, increasing efficiency, maximizing capacity, and supporting full financial and performance transparency. Investing in smarter datacenter technologies and embracing new processes to get the full value of data collected is an important step in supporting digital transformation initiatives." — Jennifer Cooke, research director, Datacenter Management