As a part of the IT team you are responsible for the up-time of applications, servers, storage and networks. You also come under pressure to release rack space that is unnecessarily occupied.
Our DCIM software maps the entire chain from power source to applications and its business users. Any planned shutdown, upgrade or change in the chain is visible to IT Staff. You can make contingency plans for servers and applications that fall in that chain, ensuring high availability.
GFS Crane DCIM comes with two sets of colocation features. The first set enables colocation facility providers to provide value-added service to their customers:
- Role based Access: Colo customers can assign role-based access to their users which authorize them to access specific functions only.
- Restricting customer to view/edit own racks: Colo customers can get to view/edit only the cage, racks or partial racks leased by them.
- Dashboard and reports: Colo customers can get dashboards and key reports, restricted to assets owned by them. If a customer wants a report on power consumed by IT equipment, the report will have data from only servers or IT equipment owned by that customer.
- Self-service for provisioning: If a colo customer wants to provision new equipment, and have preference for rack or u-space allocation within their leased space, the customer can initiate a workflow which will propagate through the facilities provider and provision the request when the workflow is complete.
A key challenge for systems integrators who undertake data center transformation projects - consolidation and migration – is the lack of resources.
Our DCIM software, through automated asset discovery, asset rationalization and capacity planning models helps overcome this challenge.
GFS Crane can help in consolidating assets during a data center transformation project. The DCIM software has an asset management module that tracks & maintains inventory of all assets (IT & non-IT) in the data center, helps identify legacy servers and replacement candidates and analyzes environments and criticality of different applications and servers on which these applications are hosted in different data centers.