Along with the freeze on data center construction by government agencies, the most recent White House initiative to optimize the government’s data center infrastructure included a mandate for agencies to use DCIM software to monitor and manage their IT facilities.
The mandate is potentially a boon for DCIM software vendors, and at least one of them is looking to maximize business benefit from the latest Data Center Optimization Initiative, rolled out in March.
Nlyte Software, which claims it already has a lot of customers among federal agencies, announced an add-on to its software product designed specifically to help agencies comply with the many DCOI requirements, set goals and track their progress toward achieving them.
Only about 30 agencies have deployed DCIM software to date, Nlyte said, citing 451 Research. In a statement, Nlyte CEO Doug Sabella said the “mandate has significantly increased the number of federal agencies looking to deploy a DCIM solution to help optimize their data centers.”
The company’s new DCOI module was designed to make it easier for them to improve efficiency of their infrastructure and to document the improvements. It helps them compare current performance to DCOI objectives, in addition to:
- The ability to establish goal and target date configuration within charts, to help facility managers understand where mandates and objectives are being achieved.
- Multivariate analysis to establish a regression line for predictive "realization date" as to when the federal agency should ultimately be in compliance with the specific focus areas.
- New micro-permissions capabilities grant individuals specific and detailed dashboard access as necessary -- throughout any part of the data center complex or across an entire global portfolio.