CA Technologies (CA) will be providing Facebook with its CA DCIM (CA Data Centre Infrastructure Management) software to help improve its power efficiency.
CA DCIM provides a web-based centralised software for monitoring power, cooling and the environment across facilities and IT systems in the data centre. It also manages the use of space and lifecycle of assets which make up the data centre infrastructure.
For Facebook, the software will bring together millions of energy-related data points from the social network's physical and IT resources in its global data centres. This will enable "Facebook's IT team to have a complete view of the overall status of their energy-related systems," said Terrence Clark, senior vice president of Infrastructure Management of CA Technologies. He added that the data generated from CA DCIM can also be analysed to allow Facebook to "make decisions to improve efficiency and reduce costs."
According to a joint media statement, CA was one of a dozen considered during Facebook's intensive DCIM vendor review process. CA completed a proof-of-concept as well as a more extensive pilot in a 100,000-square-foot data centre. Upon completion of the pilot, Facebook worked with CA to create a custom solution to deliver the energy-related DCIM requirements today and in the future. The two companies also worked together to fine-tune associated business objectives.
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