One of the main tenets of any DCIM initiative is Centralized Management sometimes known as Out of Band Access of your DCIM components. Both IT Infrastructure and Facilities centralized management come in various forms of integration, components and choices.
Access and Control can be either hardware or software solutions or both. The best solutions consist of a combination of both. When we refer to Access and Control here we are speaking primarily of Servers, Switches, Environmental Monitoring, and Intelligent Power as opposed to physical access to the Data Center.