Operations

Operations

Infrastructure capacity planning and optimisation via shared data center model, enabling efficient equipment provisioning and right-sizing of your data center.

Based on our industry leading Building Automation systems, but tailored to the specific application of cooling system automation for facility HVAC experts and mechanical engineering teams.

VIZOR

VIZOR

View key data center capacity parameters on power, cooling, space, and network as well as high level values on data center utilisation on your smart phone or tablet.

Data Center Operation: VIZOR provides key data center capacity management parameters on power, cooling, space, and network, while delivering predictions of remaining capacity based on current growth rate straight to a smart phone or tablet. With its simple user interface, observing your data center on the go is made easy with a drill down function into any location or room, gaining access to a complete overview of asset inventory in the data center. Utilizing the camera function, barcodes can be scanned for easy identification of assets. VIZOR communicates with StruxureWare Data Center Operation servers and provides an instant overview of the data center’s utilisation on the go. VIZOR is currently available for Apple’s iPhone and iPad as well as Android based phones.


Mobile

Mobile

Handheld, wireless bar-code scanner for viewing, creating & instantly synchronizing changes to data center operations on the go. Data Center Operation: Mobile, based on Motorola MC75 hardware, provides you with your data center inventory while on the data center floor. The integrated barcode scanner makes light work of implementing work orders and identifying equipment. Using your wireless network, Data Center Operation: Mobile automatically synchronizes server locations, ensuring data integrity, removing human error and improving operational efficiency.


Insight

Insight

Customisable report generator for monitoring data center power and capacity utilisation as well as key performance indicators.

Data Center Operation: Insight is an advanced report design tool that provides unlimited options for customising and visualising data center reports to match your power monitoring needs. The module itself provides default templates, data sources, data sets, and filter parameters while providing the option of generating individual designs. Power monitoring reports designed in Data Center Operation: Insight allows for combining data from StruxureWare Data Center Operation with any external data point obtainable via web services or databases. Any power monitoring report can be published in StruxureWare Data Center Operation or to a number of different file formats.

Energy Cost

Cost analysis of energy use on a kW/h basis, detailed to the rack level, for calculating cost of energy consumption for specified equipment and aid in charge back and efficient budgeting.

The Data Center Operation: Energy Cost module provides an Energy Usage Report, which shows energy consumed within the data center by the kWh and cost per kWh, detailed to the rack level. The energy usage is based on metered data, gathered over a specified period of time. If no metered data is available, estimated power draw will be calculated based on the power draw of the individual IT assets or nameplate values. The Energy Usage Report provides the option of including an overhead factor accounting for energy losses through data center (PUE). The report can be customised based on optional groupings by use of tags, such as department, tenant, purpose, density etc.


Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Full insight into energy usage costs as well as current & historical energy efficiency analysis for the facility, identifying efficiency losses and enabling improved PUE/DCiE values at subsystem level.

Data Center Operation: Energy Efficiency analysis software provides current and historical Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) values, enabling a fact-based understanding of how much power is devoted to driving the installed IT-equipment compared with the total facility consumption. It provides a detailed insight into how effectively energy is utilised down to subsystem level, as well as an understanding of how to improve energy efficiency and power conservation. Subsystem data can either be measured or estimated, also allowing customers with few power meters to benefit from the application. The web-based dashboard view includes efficiency data on current and historical PUE, as well as detailed subsystem cost analysis. Data Center Operation: Energy Efficiency is available via StruxureWare Data Center Operation, which enables integrations with StruxureWare Data Center Expert and 3rd party enterprise systems.


Change

Change

Workflow management allows for easily tracking and executing moves, adds and changes of equipment in the data center. Data Center Operation: Change is an applications management software that enables operators to gain control over the data center environment by implementing organized moves, adds, and change work processes, significantly reducing the risk for inadvertent downtime. With its automated workflow system, operators can assign work orders, reserve space, track status, and extract an audit trail for complete visibility and history into the change lifecycle. The optional Data Center Operation: Mobile provides you with your operational changes while on the data center floor, enables barcode scanning and ensures data integrity, as well as improved operational efficiency.


Server Access

Server Access

Full server lifecycle access and power cycling for remote management.

Data Center Operation: Server Access is a software only application that provides full lifecycle access to the server Operating System (OS) and the Base Management Card (BMC) for controlling multiple IT devices from a single console via remote management. Power cycling enables users to remotely access servers when they are offline, and power up/down or restart servers, even when the server OS is down. Server Access enables both in-band and out-of-band access to servers. Access the BIOS (basic input/output system) or the BMC directly from the DCIM software to solve hardware problems preventing a server from booting normally.


IT Optimise

IT Optimise

Reduce IT system energy usage through in-depth optimisation of server utilisation for increased data center performance.

Data Center Operation: IT Optimise increases utilisation of infrastructure and IT assets through accurate, detailed power consumption profile of data centers, server by server and rack by rack. IT Optimise monitors IT asset utilisation and power consumption to help reduce costs associated with over-provisioning, underutilisation, and imbalanced power and cooling throughout the data center. Business critical analytics tie IT costs to business groups for chargeback, provide critical information for build vs. buy decisions and track capacity at the rack, row and room level. At the core of IT Optimise is the GenomeTM library, which continually discovers and monitors individual IT components and collects information to keep track of server specific information. The information forms the building blocks for understanding IT energy consumption and how it impacts the business.


Cooling Optimise

Cooling Optimise

Dynamically eliminates hot spots and saves energy through intelligent cooling control.

Data Center Operation: Cooling Optimise continuously optimises airflow in the data center facility, delivering improved reliability and availability. Cooling Optimise is a closed-loop system that reacts to real-time data, automatically identifies and eliminates hot spots and helps diagnose potential facility risks. The application balances the need for cooling with the lowest possible energy expenditure, delivering immediate cost savings and the right amount of cooling within the data center. The application provides facility managers with control over desired temperatures and visibility into thermal conditions. It employs intelligent software which constantly adjusts cooling as environmental conditions change. This real-time response to temperature-affecting events, such as equipment moves, upgrades or IT load swings, stabilises air flow and solves the complex puzzle of cooling resource allocation.


Capacity

Capacity

Infrastructure capacity planning and optimisation via shared data center model, enabling efficient equipment provisioning and right-sizing of your data center.

Data Center Operation: Capacity predicts the optimal location for physical infrastructure and rack-based IT equipment based on the availability and requirements of physical infrastructure capacity; and user defined requirements such as redundancy, network and business use grouping. It reduces stranded capacity through optimised use of the physical infrastructure and avoids unplanned downtime. With its sophisticated simulation based on live data, Data Center Operation: Capacity proactively analyzes the impact of changes before they occur, enabling informed decision making and planning, ensuring that your physical infrastructure provides the required capacity for current and future needs.


StruxureWare Data Center Operation

StruxureWare Data Center Operation

Instant overview of data center operations through inventory management, PUE calculator, real-time device alarms, and location-based drill-down.

StruxureWare Data Center Operation enables vendor-agnostic inventory management with real-time device failures and data shown within your data center physical layout, as well as recommendations on how to resolve issues. A location-based drill-down view provides a structured overview of data center locations, from a global to local view down to single assets. The Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) calculator supplies information on daily utilisation of energy. For instant updates on the go Data Center Operation: Mobile provides access to StruxureWare Data Center Operation information via handheld. StruxureWare Data Center Operation is available as an Enterprise or a Co-location base application. The Co-location application provides additional space and cage management, integrated tenant billing and reporting capabilities