R&M, the global Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, today announced the availability of “The Maturity Model for Automated Infrastructure Management.” This new white paper clearly outlines what data center professionals need to know to derive maximum value when deploying an automated infrastructure management (AIM) solution.

Over the last several years, AIM has become a strategic investment for optimizing resource usage and cabling documentation in data centers. Automation benefits servers, storage and switches, but the cabling that interconnects it all largely remains a cumbersome, manual, error-prone management mess.

As one of the primary driving forces behind the AIM industry, R&M was ideally positioned to create “The Maturity Model for Automated Infrastructure Management.” The white paper leads through the five levels of the Maturity Model for AIM and offers a guideline how to identify the current infrastructure’s status and how to proceed to the next level.

“We have been providing leadership to the AIM industry for half a decade and have helped dozens of companies improve capacity management and cabling documentation in the data center,” said Dr. Thomas Wellinger, Market Manager Data Center at R&M. “Through this experience, we learned that data center professionals could benefit from a primer on how to get started with AIM. We wrote “The Maturity Model for Automated Infrastructure Management” to share our expertise of moving an organization towards automated data center operations.”

About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company's close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering connectivity solutions in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality, and proximity to customers.