For Colocation Data Centers

GFS Crane DCIM for Colocation Data Centers supports multi-tenancy. Besides Service Providers, this can be ideal for Enterprise Shared Services Centers catering to multiple Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Large brownfield Data Centers are likely to have Building Management Systems (BMS) in place to monitor and send alerts from critical facility devices. In such an environment, GFS Crane DCIM integrates with BMS to

  • Enhance Internal Colo DC operations, planning and management capabilities
  • Enhance customer value through secure customer portals in a multi-tenant environment.

Enhancing Internal Operations

GFS Crane DCIM will complement BMS to provide:

  • Asset Inventory with
    • Location of Assets
    • Ownership of Assets
  • Preventive Maintenance Schedules
  • OEM Library
  • DC Floor Layout visualization with Racks and other facility devices in 2D and 3D showing
    • Multiple floors, zones, halls and cages
    • Thermal maps
  • Uptime Reports for monitored devices
  • Customer On-boarding/resource provisioning
  • Branch Circuit or Rack Power Reporting and Energy Billing

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Enhancing Customer Value

Colocation Service Providers use GFS Crane DCIM to provide Value-Added service to their customers.

GFS Crane DCIM’s Multi-tenancy allows customers to access only their data with complete security

  • For DCIM-as-a-Service environment, multi customer logins is provided through GFS Crane.
  • With valid credentials, customers are restricted to data only from their (or common) assets/parameters within their own DC or cage.
    • Rack-wise power monitoring reports: Electrical data & reports relevant to customer A, is made available only for Racks owned by customer A.
  • Visibility of reports and alarms for their own infrastructure
    • Separate Customer Dashboards: Each customer will have individualized dashboard for its own set of racks.

Power and Cooling costs constitute nearly 40% of Colocation Service Providers’ OPEX. GFS Crane Miner is an independent offering which can provide deeper insights such as

  • What’s the optimal cooling required for different IT loads to derive the best PUE?
  • Which areas of the White Space can do with less cooling to derive the best PUE?
  • Which PAC unit is performing below par and therefore needs attention?
  • What should be the optimal load distribution between different UPS units?

GFS Crane Miner can directly sit on top of your existing BMS (or even a 3rd party DCIM) to provide these insights.