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DCIM Case Study: Large Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise financial 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.”

“The solution came to fill an empty space in which Infrastructure teams were using different solutions in order to mange their data centers. Now, with DCIM, there is a single pane of glass for them to build, monitor and analyze power and cooling in a well structured way, which enables us to be more aligned to corporate sustainability policy.”

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

Use Case

  • Used <10 tools to collect environmental data in their data center before implementing CA DCIM.

Results

  • Satisfaction with the following CA DCIM capabilities:
    • Ease of use & management: satisfied
    • Monitoring capabilities: satisfied
    • Capacity planning & analysis: satisfied
    • Advanced alerting & dashboards: satisfied
    • Asset placement & management: satisfied
  • Saves nearly 50 FTE hours per month from automated data collection and reporting offered by CA DCIM.




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