Selection of the RACKWISE DCIM solution incorporates installation, implementation, training support and related services as well as annual maintenance and support.
As NYU’s data centers continue to grow in size and complexity the university required a robust solution that could track all data center assets, model moves, adds, and changes (MACs), and maintain data integrity across the multiple groups owning devices and using resources in the three centers.
Capabilities essential to NYU included documentation and visualization of all assets in a central repository, the ability to conduct ‘what if’ scenarios as part of the planning process, and to manage, predict, and optimize power management, one of the major expense items in all data centers. Flexibility, and overall ease of use, as well as support of the visualization for over 30,000 very detailed stencils of devices and racks, were critical as NYU plans to consolidate data from all three data centers into RACKWISE’s central repository. Centralization into a single integrated DCIM will allow oversight of all three centers by a core team as well as enable each center to model and manage their own assets within the structure. The net result is constant visibility into each and all of the University’s IT expenditures and efficiencies.
NYU selected RACKWISE for its overall ease of use, asset tracking, and its visualization capabilities. Using a native integration with Visio, the most commonly used software graphical diagram product, RACKWISE provides visualization to see where assets are currently located and to model MACs. RACKWISEprovidescomplete inventory management and the physical and financial impact of planned changes for one rack or thousands of racks.
NYU plans to use RACKWISE to eliminate unneeded redundancy and optimize their use of IT hardware and software assets going forward, thereby achieving a significant and rapid ROI. The rich reporting capabilities delivered as a standard feature of the product includes visual dashboards that provide the university with the ability to view and manage assets, search for capacity, model and plan for new capacity and space, and gain insight into the various IT centers throughout the university and the overall IT infrastructure, usage, and costs.
Guy A. Archbold, the company’s chief executive officer, commented, “We are highly pleased and proud that New York University has selected our RACKWISE Data Center Infrastructure Management solution as a core component of its current and future IT infrastructure management and optimization plans. Our selection by one of the largest and most prestigious private universities in the country and globally validates our continued commitment to providing state-of-the-art, market-relevant ‘green’ information technology solutions, enabling data centers for greater efficiency, energy savings, and a greener footprint through superior analytics to track, manage and optimize energy, asset and IT infrastructure costs, and utilization across the enterprise.”