Ted Samson writes this week about closing the gap between tools designed to monitor your IT, and tools designed to monitor your facilities.
The good news is vendors continue to roll out tools for monitoring and managing energy consumption, energy efficiency, system performance (both IT and infrastructure), and the like. Unfortunately, these tools still tend to fall into one of two silos, facilities or IT, but that gap is closing. The highly sought single pane of glass for monitoring all aspects of the data center may not be too far off.
More in the article about some specific solutions that Samson investigated.