IT services company Fujitsu is now reaping rewards from software solutions it has acquired in the past to help manage data centres more efficiently for better customer service.
Fujitsu UK Ltd said it earlier turned to Emerson Network Power for its data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions that include solutions from its recently acquired business unit, Avocent.
With their collaboration, Fujitsu says it has reduced carbon emissions by more than 2,700 metric tons per year and saved 380 man hours per month with standardised installation, move, and change processes.
Chris Flanagan, data center operations development manager, with Fujitsu in the U.K. and Ireland, said Emerson Network Power was able to respond to its requirements through the Aperture solutions that include the Aperture Capacity Manager, Aperture Configuration Manager, and Aperture Infrastructure Process Manager.
With these solutions, Fujitsu is now able to anticipate customers' expansion needs through simplified and streamlined capacity planning. "The Aperture solutions have helped us streamline our processes, which make it easier for customers to do business with us," said Flanagan.
Emerson Network Power also guarantees Fujitsu 100 per cent accuracy in its reporting and analytics.
"We need our information to be 100 per cent accurate," added Flanagan. "If one bit of information is wrong, we can't trust any of it. Aperture Configuration Manager gives us the confidence that our data center management information is 100 per cent accurate.
Just as important, we now know where we are with each of our different sites."
Thomas Waun, president of global sales, marketing, and professional services for Emerson Network Power's Avocent business, said the Aperture solutions deliver to Fujitsu the information they need "to accurately manage capacity and optimise their physical infrastructure assets."
Emerson acquired Avocent Corporation in 2009 to complement Emerson Network Power's solutions, which include AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity.
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