DCIM tools are used to monitor and manage today's complex data center infrastructure. As adoption of cloud services continues, certain software providers are pivoting toward more lucrative opportunities.
The category of Data Center Infrastructure Management, or DCIM, emerged in response to the growing number of data centers worldwide. Although the number of facilities has increased dramatically over the last decade, estimates are that the global number of data centers peaked in 2015.
Certain corporates, such as Schneider Electric and Intel, offer traditional DCIM solutions. Meanwhile tech players like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have focused solely on providing affordable and secure cloud storage.
As a result, the need for dedicated, on-premise infrastructure has diminished along with the need for DCIM solutions. This transition has also given rise to intermediate co-location (colo) services, which offer the control and isolation of dedicated infrastructure, but without the need for third-party DCIM tools.