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  • 1. Welcome!Optimizing data center power and coolingfor cost and performanceFive best practices for ensuring uptime with Data CenterInfrastructure ManagementDhesikan Ananchaperumal, VP & CTO, ecoSoftwareDan Birck, Sr. Principle Product Marketing Manager Page 1 © nimsoft, all rights reserved
  • 2. nimsoft: manage complexity with confidence Unified. Ubiquitous.IT Management Monitor and Service Desk. Now available anywhere.as a service Cloud- Cloud-ready. Agent-optional; easily deployed on-premises or in the Cloud. Multi- Multi-tenant. Scale easily to provide every client a personalized view. Easy. Extensible. Simple point & click configuration. Command line & APIs available. Usage- Usage-based. Self-service; meter and charge for resources consumed. Social. Access crowd-sourced knowledge and best practices. Page 2 © nimsoft, all rights reserved
  • 3. happy customers - loyal partners. Over 1000 customers • 420+ leading Service Providers • 20,000+ customer deployments • 36+ countries around the world NIMSOFTALLIANCE : NIMSOFTPLACEMENTCENTER Page 3 © nimsoft, all rights reserved
  • 4. data center energy management needs to improve… 2.5 % US energy 98% consumption is from data centers energy Uptime and costs availability require reliable power and cooling 20-40% 5-6 Years for DC energy lost power demand to double before it gets to server Page 4 © nimsoft, all rights reserved 4
  • 5. multiple stakeholders have concerns about power in the data center Given the power How do we power-enable our entire IT What power demands does IT constraints we face, how have, and how can they beHow can we make power and platform for reliability, agility and lower cost? met effectively at lower cost? can we deliver to newcooling an integral part of our business needs and also Given the adverse effect that capacity planning process? maintain system uptime? power can have on availability, How can we gain the how can we make our services insights to diagnose and How do we stay ahead of the more resilient and reliable? respond when things go technology curve and run our data wrong with power?? centers and cloud as efficiently and flexibly as our competitors? Facilities Manager IT Capacity IT Data Center IT Operations Manager Chief Director Operations CIO Engineer Technology Director Officer 5 Page 5 © nimsoft, all rights reserved
  • 6. Introducing Nimsoft DCIM› Extends Nimsoft IT Management As A Service to provide a unified view of power, cooling and infrastructure performance.› As a new piece of Nimsoft Monitor, offers fast time to value, simplifies management, increases usability› Built on industry leading CA technology Source: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Datacenter Infrastructure Management (DCIM) 2011 Vendor Analysis, Katherine Broderick, IDC #232449, January 2012 Page 6 © nimsoft, all rights reserved
  • 7. What does Nimsoft DCIM deliver?› Graphical representation of power usage effectiveness (PUE), DCiE, total IT load, total non IT load and many more key performance indicators.› Real time alerting + performance monitoring for common device types (PDUs, CRAC, etc.)› Insights into energy optimization within the data center› Chargeback/Showback reporting for cost analysis› Packaged as a single Nimsoft probe – easy to download and go! Page 7 © nimsoft, all rights reserved
  • 8. Nimsoft DCIM – the missing link SNMP Calculation Nimsoft ecoMeter DCIM BACnet Templates (PUE, DCiE, IT Load, etc.) Modbus Application CRAC CRAC User Experience Cloud Database Rack Rack Network CRAC CRAC Server Generator UPS Virtualization PDU PDU PDU Generator UPS Storage Nimsoft Service Desk Data Center Page 8 © nimsoft, all rights reserved
  • 9. 5 Best Practices for ensuring uptime with Nimsoft DCIM1. Know your energy costs and identify power hogs2. Keep IT "cool" and humidity low to reduce risk of failure3. Reduce waste and over-provisioning4. Harness alerts and real-time dashboards to fuel actionable insights5. Deliver client or group-based reports on power usage and cost Page 9 © nimsoft, all rights reserved
  • 10. Nimsoft ecoMeter Page 10 © nimsoft, all rights reserved
  • 11. Dashboards and performance reporting Page 11 © nimsoft, all rights reserved
  • 12. Real life success Selected CA ecoMeter to improve energy management within their data centers. Monitor CRAC/CRAH units. Immediate savings in Y1 and up to 40% reduction in cooling costs • Selected CA ecoMeter to consolidate energy & power information • Integrated ecoMeter with their Service Desk solution Leverage CA ecoMeter to monitor energy efficiency and consumption Chargeback based on power Differentiator for provision of IT services Page 12 © nimsoft, all rights reserved
  • 13. Thank you – any questions?› Learn more » http://www.nimsoft.com/solutions/nimsoft- monitor/dcim/ecometer› Datacenter Dynamics CONVERGED » March 13, 2012 » New York, NY› The Green Data Center Conference & Exhibition » March 27 - 29, 2012 » Dallas, TX› Contact sales@nimsoft.com » Private demo » Free Nimsoft ecoMeter trial Page 13 © nimsoft, all rights reserved
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