To manage its growing data center needs, maintain high service levels and accelerate operational efficiencies across its business, banking group HBOS has announced a significant deal with Global DataCenter Management (GDCM) which will allow it to better understand its data center assets and capacity levels.
With the project set for completion in March 2008, HBOS is working closely with GDCM to implement the company's nlyte solution across the bank's two Yorkshire based data centers - which include two brand new, and state of the art server rooms. The new deal will allow the HBOS data center management team to manage any environmental changes within these datacenters without increasing workloads or costs.
Michael Evans, CEO of GDCM, said: "HBOS approached us for a market leading solution which would provide them with the visibility they needed to understand their data center assets and obtain an immediate view of capacity levels and locations of equipment. Data Center complexity continues to be an important issue - especially for the financial sector - and in this respect, we look forward to supporting HBOS in meeting their future data center demands."
nlyte is the only data center management tool to provide an intelligent and automated view of all physical and virtual assets and workgroups within the data center, using a web-based graphical user interface. It allows companies to model and manage their hardware, capacity, power, cooling, networking and space, reduce redundancy, and pro-actively forecast and plan the deployment of their assets to achieve optimum business efficiency, reduce risk and increase ROI.
By allowing organisations to better allocate their existing assets and reduce server redundancy through an understanding of capacity levels, nlyte can also help to reduce levels of CO2 emissions.