Business: Datotel operates a 30,000 square foot datacenter in St Louis, Missouri, US. The company provides hundreds of customers with IT co-location services, managed services, virtualization and cloud computing resources.
Challenge: To reduce the carbon footprint of its datacenter, Datotel needs a detailed understanding of how and where energy is being consumed. The company also needs accurate energy information to bill its customers correctly and advise them on how to cut their power usage. With thousands of disparate devices housed within the datacenter, collating this information was a considerable challenge.
Solution: Datotel implemented CA DCIM to gain central visibility of energy consumption at a customer and device level. The solution provides real-time and historical data that enables Datotel to accurately bill customers and spot spikes in energy usage that might impact the continuity of its services.
Result: Using CA DCIM has transformed how Datotel manages its datacenter, enabling the company to increase efficiency and safeguard availability. As well as reducing its own costs and energy usage, the solution enables Datotel to provide its customers with advice on how to lower their carbon footprint. All these factors help improve Datotel’s competitive advantage.