The Data Center Digital Twin
The Data Center Digital Twin by Future Facilities & CEG
Historically, data center management has been split into silos that each focus on one aspect of managing a data center. Today, as businesses demand more and more from their digital infrastructure, the primary weakness of this approach emerges, namely that silos cannot foresee the performance impact of their plans combined.
How are Digital Twin and DCIM different, yet complementary?
While the Digital Twin and DCIM are complementary toolsets, they do have one, distinct difference. DCIM is focused on managing the data center at this present moment through monitoring, asset management and workflow. The Digital Twin builds on this model with a focus on future planning and implementation through physics-based simulation. The below maturity model delves into more detail.