DCIM for Multi-Tenant Data Centers (MTDC)
Cloud Computing has been a catalyst in the rapid growth of the MTDC industry. The larger ones resemble an industrial complex with multiple zones, floors and buildings. Most have multiple Data Centers spread across many regions of the world. The first characteristic is that each Data Center supports multiple customers and hence multi-tenancy. The second characteristic is that customers are allocated both shared and dedicated resources which have to be provisioned and accounted for in a dynamic manner. This needs sophisticated DCIM software like GFS Crane DC.
Power represents over 60% of a MTDC’s operating costs; hence power usage needs to be determined accurately by a DCIM for each customer. GFS Crane DC can generate energy bills for individual customers based on power consumed by each rack allocated to them.
Energy Billing for VMs
For Managed Services, GFS Crane DC will also determine power costs at device level, including at the VM level. Hence the power cost of delivering an application service running on a VM can be estimated by this DCIM Software.
Multi-level PUE Calculation
Based on Green Grid’s recommendation for measuring and reporting overall data center efficiency, GFS Crane DC calculates PUE at multiple levels of the power architecture. This way the DCIM Software helps to determine power distribution losses and can recommend ways to make best use of power.
In addition to this, GFS Crane DC enables each customer to get his own PUE, making it appear like a MyDCIM in a MTDC environment.
“We are very happy to collaborate with GreenField Software for GFS Crane DC. Being India’s leading financial services institution with sustainability management as one of our key performance goals, we wanted to be early adopters of DCIM software as it helps us use energy efficiently and reduce costs thereby setting a benchmark for Data Centers in the financial services industry to follow. We are confident that through this software we will be able to measure and optimize our resource usage.”
- Speaking about the benefits of deploying GFS Crane DC Kumanan Vetrivel, Senior Director-IT, IDFC