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DCIM Case Study: Datotel

Introduction

This case study of DATOTEL is based on a September 2014 survey of CA Technologies Data Center Infrastructure Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With CA DCIM, we have improved monitoring and management of the systems in our data center operations and are now making more effective use of power, space and cooling capacity.”

“CA DCIM has allowed us to get a more granular depiction of our client’s infrastructure and environment. We use these systems not only for pro-activity or their environment, but also for billing purposes. It helps to have a system you can depend on in this type of industry.”

“These DCIM systems have done many things, but also allowed us to have greater insight into the tough to manage aspects of the datacenter world.”

Challenges

  • Purchased CA DCIM to do the following:
    • Improve the use of data center capacity (power, cooling and rack space)
    • Reduce the flood of alarms while ensuring availability
    • Improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption/costs
    • Improve power and cooling management
    • Streamline IT asset discovery and management

Use Case

  • Used 20-10 tools to collect environmental data in their data center before implementing CA DCIM.
  • Monitors 500 to 150 floor mounted assets/devices in their data centers with CA DCIM.

Results

  • Replaced the following DCIM monitoring tools with CA DCIM:
    • Home grown tools
    • Spreadsheets
    • Andover
      *Satisfaction with the following CA DCIM capabilities:
    • Ease of use & management: very satisfied
    • Monitoring capabilities: very satisfied
    • Capacity planning & analysis: very satisfied
    • Advanced alerting & dashboards: very satisfied
    • Asset placement & management: very satisfied
  • Saves 50 to 99 FTE hours per month from automated data collection and reporting offered by CA DCIM
  • Achieved the following results after implementing CA DCIM:
    • Improved capacity management: 10-25%
    • Reduced reporting time/costs: 25-50%
    • Increased IT asset utilization: 10-25%
    • Reduced energy consumption: 10-25%
    • Avoided future hardware buildout: up to 10%




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