I wrote about the DCIM is coming. http://www.greenm3.com/gdcblog/2017/10/31/the-end-of-dcim-is-coming
And an example of its end is how DCIM can be replaced by a more powerful, lower cost, platform like IOT.
Here is a YouTube video with an example of KaaIoT platform with edge end points used in the data processing, reducing the data to the back-end system 100X.
This approach has merit and I want to start investigating what can be done by KaaIoT or equivalent.
Here is a snapshot of the architecture of KaaIoT from the below video