Nlyte DCIM for Colocation Providers

You Get More Capacity,

Customers Get More Assurance

Nlyte’s DCIM solution for colocation, hosting, or managed cloud providers benefits the hosting company and its tenants. With real-time monitoring, the provider is empowered to discover stranded data center power and space capacity to sell for added revenue while tenants enjoy transparency into their usage information.

Sample of Colocation Providers Using Nlyte Software

COLOCATION CASE STUDY: Nlyte helped them with both these goals by giving them a central view of all data center assets and capacity and providing added value to Computacenters tenants


DCIM for Colocation

How Nlyte Colocation DCIM Helps Tenants & Providers

Nlyte Colocation benefits Tenants…

  • Safely view power, space, capacity, and usage information without compromising the security of other tenants
  • Accurate billing based on actual power usage
  • Provides proof of Service Level Agreement (SLA) compliance

…and Providers

  • Services create a differentiator in a competitive colocation market
  • Locate and sell stranded capacity for increased revenue
  • Enables risk reduction and power savings
  • Efficiently deliver detailed SLA reporting
  • Provide tenants individual, secure access to their information
  • Separate the facilities into zones for discrete tracking and accurate billing

Where Nlyte Helps the Operator

Nlyte monitors the largest colocations in the world, including a multi-tenant facility of 250,000 square feet and 50 MW. The solution seamlessly scales as facility infrastructure grows.

Space Discovery and Reservation
Real-time, granular monitoring down to the outlet helps discover stranded physical capacity and power that can be sold to increase revenue and delay plant expansion.

Power Savings
Nlyte has delivered 25% power savings through monitoring and implementing simple corrections like optimizing temperature, load balancing, and more.

System Alerts
Alerts are triggered when a tenant nears a pre-determined power or space limit so contracts can be updated.

Proof of Compliance
Service Level Agreement (SLA) proof is as easy as pulling a standard report.

Tenant Access
Each tenant has individual access to information they need and demand regarding their space and energy use, via a separate secure portal, without compromising the security of other tenants.

Separate Zones
The ability to separate zones, cabinets, cages, and suites by tenant allows tracking of individual usage for accurate billing.

Long-Term Forecasting
Reports on power consumption and trending over time help in budget allocation, rebilling and forecasting future capacity needs.

Key Features

Workflow Management
Cooling Management
Power Monitoring
Capacity Planning
Migrations and Consolidations
SLA Management
  • Enhance colocation operation, coordinating resources where and when needed
  • Increase planning accuracies and minimize human errors
  • Aid contingency planning by pre-establishing a chain of command in case of emergency
  • View real-time and trending performance
  • Plan future energy needs more accurately
  • Reduce costs by optimizing temperature and balancing load
  • Prevent overheating and resulting damages to equipment and facilities
  • Monitor power usage and detect anomalies in usage patterns (for chargeback)
  • Proactively prevent energy issues before they happen to tenants
  • Ensure redundancy and increase uptime
  • Identify unused power infrastructure to avoid waste with Virtual Power Distribution Unit (V-PDU)
  • Proactive contingency planning for tenants' capacity utilization
  • Accurate data center capacity lifespan prediction
  • Identify more sellable space and offer differentiating services to tenants
  • Avoid capital expenditure on unnecessary or premature expansion
  • Accurate decisions on migration and consolidation with high-level and drill-down views of capacity
  • Forecast excess or shortage of space
  • Advanced planning for migration and consolidation based on historical and real-time data

Nlyte Connector for

  • Enables Colocation providers' sales organizations to seamlessly book and manage customer reservations of available resources directly from their workspace.
  • Nlyte's Asset Optimizer maintains a current inventory of power, space, and networking assets.
  • The connector allows sales teams to see availability, reserve resources, and avoid overbooking, leveraging Nlyte's capacity planning and workflow functions.
  • Sales teams can now provide expansion services faster, accommodating customers' urgent needs.