In this article on data center management, I will focus on the basic need of data center management, virtualization of data centers and what are the tools available for data center management? What should be the ideal design of data center in order to provide high efficienty and combat power/electricity and cooling issues? How can we optimize and automate data center management solution by using best breed of tools? What are the various data center cooling strategies? How to reduce power consumption of data centers? What should be the optimized design of data centers?