As IT consumes more power, new tools emerge to control it

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Data center infrastructure management tools are showing signs of answering the call of CIOs for better data center controls

CIOs have started a strong push to make data center infrastructure, including power and cooling systems, as dynamic and flexible as the virtual systems it supports.

The effort has given rise to a new and fast growing category of tools that can provide IT managers with a complete view of their infrastructure that shows them how they are using power and even allows them to keep it sync with workload changes.

The need to improve controls on power usage is apparent.

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