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DCIM Case Study: Large Enterprise Computer Hardware Company


This case study of a large enterprise computer hardware company is based on a September 2014 survey of CA Technologies Data Center Infrastructure Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“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.”

“Operation and process optimization on device commission and decomission.”


  • Purchased CA DCIM to do the following:
    • Improve the use of data center capacity (power, cooling and rack space)
    • Improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption/costs
    • Improve power and cooling management
    • Improve placement and provisioning processes
    • Streamline IT asset discovery and management

Use Case

  • Monitors 5,000 to 1,001 floor mounted assets/devices in their data centers with CA DCIM.


  • Replaced the following DCIM monitoring tools with CA DCIM:
    • Home grown tools
    • Spreadsheets
    • Visio
  • Satisfaction with the following CA DCIM capabilities:
    • Monitoring capabilities: satisfied
    • Capacity planning & analysis: satisfied
    • Asset placement & management: satisfied
  • Saves nearly 50 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: 25-50%
    • Reduced reporting time/costs: 10-25%
    • Increased IT asset utilization: 25-50%
    • Reduced energy consumption: up to 10%
    • Avoided future hardware buildout: 10-25%

About This Data

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