Computacenter Uses Nlyte Software’s DCIM Suite To Support New Cloud Initiative

Leading European IT infrastructure services provider extends use of Nlyte Software for C3 cloud offering, data centre integration and improved energy efficiency

Menlo Park, CA – July 27, 2011 – nlyte Software, the most technologically advanced provider of Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software, today announced that IT infrastructure services provider Computacenter has extended the use of nlyte Software’s DCIM suite to support its new C3 cloud initiative, which offers organisations the ability to adopt the cloud using an optimal blend of onsite and offsite IT delivery models.

Computacenter decided to automate its data centre management processes, in order to meet growing business demand and the rising costs of electricity.  After narrowing its search to nlyte Software’s DCIM suite and Aperture’s Vista offering, Computacenter chose nlyte due to its ease of use, ease of deployment, and ease of integration with existing applications, as well as its impactful visual representation and flexibility.

According to Simon Brickett, head of data centre services at Computacenter, “The nlyte DCIM suite is the fundamental backbone of Computacenter’s data centre management strategy and a key enabler of our cloud-based IT services.  The ability to view, model and predict our data centre power, cooling and space requirements in real-time is critical to the success of our cloud computing services and ensures we make the most effective use of our distributed estate. ”

Brickett continued, “The nlyte suite provides time and energy savings that allow us to offer our customers highly competitive managed data services.  We have slashed audit timescales from three weeks to less than one, by automatically planning and scheduling maintenance across Computacenter’s data centre landscape.  We are also minimising our customers’ data centre energy usage and carbon footprint with tailor-made services that meet their exact requirements.  This will become even more important when organisations start paying their share of the UK Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficient Scheme (CRC EES) carbon tax bill in 2012.”

“Computacenter has derived huge value from the implementation of nlyte’s DCIM suite, from the introduction of organisation-wide best practice processes in the data centre to the launch of their cloud computing services,” said Jon Temple, president and CEO at nlyte Software.  “Looking ahead, as cloud computing moves from hype to reality, DCIM will be vital to ensure that all data centre infrastructures are as operationally efficient as Computacenter’s.”

About nlyte Software

nlyte Software was founded by data centre professionals for data centre professionals and is the independent provider of DCIM solutions.  The nlyte DCIM suite provides the predictive intelligence and management controls needed to achieve smarter, more efficient and highly available data centres. nlyte Software is headquartered in Menlo Park, California with its European headquarters and R&D in London, England.  It also has a local presence in France and Germany.

About Computacenter

Computacenter is Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. We advise customers on their IT strategy implement the most appropriate technology from a wide range of leading vendors and manage their technology infrastructures on their behalf. At every stage we make our customers’ businesses sharper by removing cost, complexity and barriers to change across their IT infrastructures. Our corporate and government clients are served by offices across the UK, Germany, France, the Benelux countries, Spain and South Africa. We also serve our customers’ global requirements through our extensive partner network.

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Tessa Freeman
PR Manager, Computacenter
+44 (0) 7801 452076

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