This IDC study presents the results of IDC's 2017 Smarter Datacenter Facilities MaturityScape Benchmark Survey and should be viewed as a supplement to IDC MaturityScape: Smarter Datacenter Facilities 1.0 (IDC #US43209417, November 2017). Together, these studies provide a comprehensive view of IDC's maturity model for smarter datacenter facilities. This document enables company executive leadership, facility managers, and IT managers to:
"U.S. organizations have made good progress in adopting intelligent critical infrastructure to gather datacenter telemetry, much like how consumers with fitness goals are using health monitoring devices today. But the real work has yet to be done to harness the value of this data and drive better outcomes," states Jennifer Cooke, research director, Datacenter Management. "IDC believes that organizations that commit to transforming their datacenter resources will be much better prepared to support new initiatives, protect data, and shift to a services-focused IT model."