Optimizing your system utilization with real-time IT system and asset monitoring and reporting
As data centers grow in scale and complexity, it is no longer sufficient to monitor space, power and cooling. System utilization, or the lack of, is increasingly being scrutinized as enterprises routinely discover upwards of 20% “ghost servers” that idly consume energy but serve no business function. In addition, with the DCOI (Data Center Optimization Initiative) mandate to aggressively consolidate and optimize governmental data centers by 2018, server utilization will be a key metric to monitor and manage.
How System Utilization Monitoring Works
System utilization monitoring extends real-time monitoring throughout the data center from the facilities layers and across the IT stack, providing the first end-to-end real-time utilization view. Implementing a highly scalable monitoring solution enables customers to understand system utilization levels across the enterprise as a whole and down to specific assets, while supporting DCOI Server Utilization tracking. Ultimately, this empowers all infrastructure managers to leverage a comprehensive set of data to better eliminate waste, increase uptime, and ultimately meet or exceed their SLA objectives.