Data center managemennis the collection of tasks performed by those responsible for managing ongoing operation of a data center. This includes Business service management and planning for the future.
Historically, data center management was seen as something performed by employees, with the help of tools collectively called Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools. Now an outsourcing option exists: Data Center Management As A Service – DMaaS.
Both for in-house operation and outsourcing, Service-level agreements must be managed to ensure data-availability.