FieldView Solutions has announced a new partnership agreement with UK-based AIT Partnership Group Ltd (AIT). AIT will leverage FieldView data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software to help enterprises streamline data center management processes.
Headquartered in the UK, AIT is a leading provider of specialist technical knowledge and system integration services for data center facilities and wireless/network infrastructures. he company offers a broad range of services to customers — from data center design and infrastructure management to network switching and wireless LANs. Customers include some of Europe’s largest retail, airline, and telecommunications companies.
“Rising energy costs and new regulations to reduce power consumption highlight the need for advanced data center management,” said Andrew Gibson, director of data center services, AIT. “We’re finding our customers are not only asking for effective data center management solutions, they’re demanding it.”
Initially, AIT explored using building management systems (BMS) to fit customers’ needs, but the technology was severely limited and proved difficult to automatically and holistically, unify the data needed to make informed decisions. AIT also found BMS too restrictive for integrating the wide range of interfaces required in comprehensively monitoring modern data center infrastructures.
“Something was clearly missing. We simply weren’t able to close the gap that linked facilities and IT management — which is key to driving efficiency. This made it increasingly difficult for our customers to keep uptime high and energy costs down,” Gibson added.
After exploring several options, AIT found FieldView as an answer to their data center management issues. The FieldView platform presented a non-proprietary and vendor-neutral solution, allowing the company to automatically extract data from multiple systems and devices and present it within a single web-based view.
“DCIM helps limit service interruptions and maximize assets, physical space, as well as cooling and energy costs,” noted Gibson. “FieldView is a true DCIM solution, helping to effectively solve the most difficult challenges when managing both facilities and IT.”
“AIT has a well-known reputation, throughout Europe, as a trusted source for data center management to many of the largest UK businesses and multinationals,” said Fred Dirla, chief executive officer, FieldView Solutions. “Their commitment to customer service and technical expertise reflects FieldView Solutions’ business; we look forward to a developing a strong relationship that will benefit many European companies.”
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