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Beyond the Scope of DCIM

Multi-tenant Data Centers (MTDC) need a solution to support them in extending the useful life of their data center by optimizing the use of existing capacity. DCIM solutions have been effective in providing the features and capabilities to manage and plan capacity, but have remained siloed in the type of resource they were designed to manage.

As MTDC expand and diversify their services offering, Ni2 offers them a DCIM solution that not only supports the management and planning of all assets, such as the equipment located in sites and facilities, but also the network that connects them together.

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Impact Analysis and Predictive Forecasting

Ni2 DCIM also provides unprecedented visibility on data centers from a service-centric perspective. It delivers the capability to model the data center, from the physical and logical infrastructure to the business and services layers.  The Ni2 service decomposition allows users to view a services, the make-up and all relations to other services. This results in advanced impact analysis capabilities that support MTDC in predicting ways systems –and more importantly services and customers– may be affected by changes or a system failure.

This solution empowers MTDC to optimally deploy assets with detailed capacity planning, complete with schematic views showing where each assets should be deployed and when equipment should be replaced.  Ni2 DCIM also provides key analytics and time-based usage data so that MTDC to conduct accurate data center planning.

Ni2 Solution

Impact Analysis and Predictive Forecasting

Ni2 DCIM also provides unprecedented visibility on data centers from a service-centric perspective. It delivers the capability to model the data center, from the physical and logical infrastructure to the business and services layers.  The Ni2 service decomposition allows users to view a services, the make-up and all relations to other services. This results in advanced impact analysis capabilities that support MTDC in predicting ways systems –and more importantly services and customers– may be affected by changes or a system failure.

This solution empowers MTDC to optimally deploy assets with detailed capacity planning, complete with schematic views showing where each assets should be deployed and when equipment should be replaced.  Ni2 DCIM also provides key analytics and time-based usage data so that MTDC to conduct accurate data center planning.

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Ni2 Platform

Ni2 DCIM is powered by Ni2’s technology-agnostic software platform, EcosysTM, built on an innovative object model that enables the most advanced topological analysis. With Ni2, MTDC are able to quickly model their datacenter with detailed representations of floor, space and racks, and gain a clear understanding of all relations and dependencies between resources and services, from the infrastructure layer (logical and physical) to the business layer.

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Ni2 Platform

Ni2 DCIM is powered by Ni2’s technology-agnostic software platform, EcosysTM, built on an innovative object model that enables the most advanced topological analysis. With Ni2, MTDC are able to quickly model their datacenter with detailed representations of floor, space and racks, and gain a clear understanding of all relations and dependencies between resources and services, from the infrastructure layer (logical and physical) to the business layer.

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Ni2 DCIM Components Include

DCIM Floor Space Planning

Floor Space Planning

Regardless of shape and size, quickly create an overall visual representation of your data center or colocation facility in order to maximize space and resources.

  • Account for differences in geometry and record an accurate position for each rack or other device

  • Gain an overhead view of the data center, using color coding to represent data for categories such as ownership, function, capacity, or temperature

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Ni2 DCIM Components Include

Screen Service Catalogs

Floor Space Planning

Regardless of shape and size, quickly create an overall visual representation of your data center or colocation facility in order to maximize space and resources.

  • Account for differences in geometry and record an accurate position for each rack or other device

  • Gain an overhead view of the data center, using color coding to represent data for categories such as ownership, function, capacity, or temperature

Rack Planning and Design

Know which equipment, and its respective specifications, is contained in each rack, and keep an up-to-date account of space, power, and cooling resources are consuming in each of them.

  • Maintain a high fidelity representation of the location and placement of each device

  • Optimize the placement choice for each equipment based n required resources

DCIM Rack Planning Design
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Rack planning and Design

Know which equipment and its respective specifications, is contained by each rack, and keep an up-to-date account of space, power, and cooling resources are consuming in each of them.

  • Maintain a high fidelity representation of the location and placement of each device

  • Optimize the placement choice for each equipment based n required resources

Dashboards

Built on open technology, Ni2 DCIM consolidates, centralizes and simplifies data from multiple sources to deliver real-time information into a single view of asset knowledge. The Ni2 dashboards provide actionable business intelligence so Service Providers can optimize their business.

  • Shows the growth in power or space consumption over the previous 12 months in order to adequately plan for new capacity going forward

  • Provide graphical reports on cost, consumption, work…

DCIM Dashboards
DCIM Dashboards

Dashboards

Built on open technology, Ni2 DCIM consolidates, centralizes and simplifies data from multiple sources to deliver real-time information into a single view of asset knowledge. The Ni2 dashboards provide actionable business intelligence so Service Providers can optimize their business.

  • Shows the growth in power or space consumption over the previous 12 months in order to adequately plan for new capacity going forward

  • Provide graphical reports on cost, consumption, work…

Change Management

Operate according to best practices and ensure that optimized and  standardized workflows and procedures are used for efficient and prompt handling of all resource changes. This results in minimal impact on service quality, and improved the day-to-day operations.

  • Impact analysis so all changes are deployed according to the highest service quality

  • Pre-established procedures that validated by authorized people

  • Change control in order to reduce risks related to changes

Equipment Materials Catalog Management

Quickly and efficiently add new devices in racks and data center floors by either by creating or selecting pre-existing items from the Ni2 Equipment catalogs. These contain representations of devices and includes their manufacturers’ specifications.

  • Manage any device from any domain : electrical , HVAC, network…

  • Track equipment specs like power requirements, physical dimensions, weight, connectivity, and other relevant parameters

Capacity Planning

Create and maintain a detailed representation of the data center, pinpointing where resources such as floor space, power, cooling capacity, and connectivity exist. Locate stranded resources and minimize the loss of unused available resources.

  • Provide clear visibility into a set of physical limitations: floor space, weight, power, connectivity, or cooling

  • Quickly the maximum capacity in a given area

  • Suggest optimal placement of new devices

Change Management

Operate according to best practices and ensure that optimized and  standardized workflows and procedures are used for efficient and prompt handling of all resource changes. This results in minimal impact on service quality, and consequently improved the day-to-day operations.

  • Impact analysis so all changes are deployed according to the highest service quality

  • Pre-established procedures that validated by authorized people

  • Change control in order to reduce risks related to changes

Equipment Materials Catalog Management

Quickly and efficiently add new devices in racks and data center floors by either by creating or selecting pre-existing items from the Ni2 Equipment catalogs. These contain representations of devices and includes their manufacturers’ specifications.

  • Manage any device from any domain : electrical , HVAC, network…

  • Track equipment specs like power requirements, physical dimensions, weight, connectivity, and other relevant parameters

Capacity Planning

Create and maintain a detailed representation of the data center, pinpointing where resources such as floor space, power, cooling capacity, and connectivity exist. Locate stranded resources and minimize the loss of unused available resources.

  • Provide clear visibility into a set of physical limitations: floor space, weight, power, connectivity, or cooling

  • Quickly the maximum capacity in a given area

  • Suggest optimal placement of new devices

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