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DCIM Case Study: Fortune 500 Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 professional services 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.”

Challenges

  • 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
    • Streamline IT asset discovery and management

Use Case

  • Used 51+ tools to collect environmental data in their data center before implementing CA DCIM.

Results

  • Replaced the following DCIM monitoring tools with CA DCIM:
    • Home grown tools
  • Satisfaction with the following CA DCIM capabilities:
    • Ease of use & management: satisfied
    • Monitoring capabilities: very satisfied
    • Capacity planning & analysis: satisfied
    • Asset placement & management: satisfied
  • Saves more than 150 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: 25-10%
    • Reduced reporting time/costs: 50-25%
    • Increased IT asset utilization: 25-10%
    • Avoided future hardware buildout: 25-10%




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