Multi-tenant management features of DCIM
Colocation data centers are also known as multi-tenant data centers (MTDC or multi-tenant data centers).
As the name suggests, a multi-tenant data center is a data center with multiple tenants.
Today, such multi-tenant data centers are common.
In terms of the domestic commercial data center market, the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, in particular, prompted companies to migrate away from data centers in their own buildings.
On the other hand, intra-company data centers (enterprise) also began to consolidate into one large server room as the performance of servers increased and systems became larger, instead of the racks that were traditionally placed in offices within each department to manage individual systems.
In line with this trend, the need to manage such multi-tenant environments has arisen. Specifically, each user or department is now required to have exclusive control over the racks that they manage, prohibiting access by others.
Without the ability to manage a multi-tenant environment, each user or department would have to have a separate system (database). This is inefficient even if the IT infrastructure is integrated.
With a multi-tenant function, the administrator can manage the entire infrastructure on a single unified database, while each user of the infrastructure can use it as their own ledger as before.
Thus, in today's environment, multi-tenancy is a must.
Customers who want to manage a multi-tenant environment need to be aware of the availability of this feature when considering a DCIM tool.