Datacenter 2014: Raritan - Richard May

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Presentation Title – 10 steps to DCIM success

In this presentation we will be discussing the real world practicalities of DCIM deployment and offering '10 key considerations for a successful DCIM project', utilising case studies taken from our enviable portfolio of customers.

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Datacenter 2014: Raritan - Richard May

  1. 1. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Richard May Country Manager UKI & Nordics, Raritan Inc. RaritanDCIM.com 13th March 2014 10 Steps to DCIM Success
  2. 2. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential3 Agenda Who is Raritan? What is DCIM? Do I need DCIM? dcTrack Key project considerations Case Studies
  3. 3. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential
  4. 4. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential What is DCIM? In a nutshell
  5. 5. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential What Does an Enterprise Data centre Look Like? Asset Tracking: Spreadsheets, Home grown DBs Floor Plan: AutoCAD, Visio Monitoring: Sitescan, Foreseer, R aritan, etc. Cable/Net Tracking: Spreadsheets, Homeg rown DBs Configuration: CiscoWorks, etc. Monitoring: HP OpenView, IBM Tivoli, Solarwinds Asset Tracking: Spreadsheets, Homegrown DBs CMDB: HP OpenView, BMC BladeLogic, etc. Monitoring: HP Insight Manager, IBM Director Tools Facilities Networking Systems Domains Raised Floor, UPS, PDU/RPP, Ra ck PDUs CRACs, Sensors Mainframe, Servers, VMs, Storage, Apps Networks Fibre Structured Cabling, LAN, SAN, WAN
  6. 6. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential How is the Data centre Operations Model Evolving? Asset Tracking: Spreadsheets, Home grown DBs Floor Plan: AutoCAD, Visio Monitoring: Sitescan, Foreseer, R aritan, etc. Cable/Net Tracking: Spreadsheets, Homegrown DBs Configuration: CiscoWorks, etc. Monitoring: HP OpenView, IBM Tivoli Asset Tracking: Spreadsheets, Hom egrown DBs CMDB: HP OpenView, BMC BladeLogic, etc. Monitoring: HP Insight Manager, IBM Director Tools Facilities Networking Systems Domains Raised Floor, UPS, PDU/RPP, Ra ck PDUs CRACs, Probes Mainframe, Servers, VMs, Storage, Apps Structured Cabling, LAN, SAN, WAN Domains Data centre Operations Executing Work Orders Racking and Stacking Power Rack Connectivity Fiber and Copper Cable Patching
  7. 7. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Do I need DCIM? Or is it not the right time to deploy?
  8. 8. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Vendor agnostic reporting
  9. 9. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential User Configurable Dashboards
  10. 10. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential User Configurable Energy Dashboards
  11. 11. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential ‘Smart Rack’ Views
  12. 12. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Asset specific power reporting 12
  13. 13. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Raritan dcTrack In 2 slides
  14. 14. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential What Can dcTrack Do for Me?  Asset Management  Automated  What do I have, where is it & who owns it?  How is it configured and connected  Maintenance history & schedule  Capacity Management  How much space, power and network do I have  Where do I have capacity  How do I optimize my current capacity  Connectivity Management  Connectivity for data & power  Trace circuits end-to-end  How do I quickly find infrastructure to application to business dependencies
  15. 15. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential What Can dcTrack Do for Me?  Change Management  How do I manage moves, adds, and changes (MACs)  Who does the work  When will the work be done  How do I know it‟s done correctly
  16. 16. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Key Considerations for a successful DCIM Project 10
  17. 17. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential 1Be clear on problems prioritize over time Identify business critical data centre operations problems Focus on solving top 1-2 most important problems “Must Have” as opposed to “Nice to Have” Avoid doing to much too soon
  18. 18. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential2 2 Understand current processes and desired outcome Map current processes Define desired process state Identify gaps – systems, resources, information, etc. Select project resources
  19. 19. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential 3 Don‟t get caught in the feature comparison trap Evaluate two to three DCIM products/vendors Challenge vendors to show how your objectives can be achieved Focus on those features that address your pain points
  20. 20. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential 4 Partner with peers in other functions and gain alignment Get cross-functional alignment Appoint a cross-functional and empowerd project manager Project cost sharing model Identify and engage impacted organizational functions
  21. 21. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential 5 Identify a team to own and maintain the system Identify one or more DCIM system administrators Ensure defined processes are followed Establish a DCIM team
  22. 22. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential 6 Start small and expand over time Remember: Rome wasn‟t built in a day Understand whole life costs – up front Phased project implementation minimises disruption Constrain initial project complexity
  23. 23. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential7 7 Choose an open platform to facilitate future integration Avoid unnecessary start-up complications Expect integration make sure the platform is open Identify existing systems, processes and databases
  24. 24. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential8 8 Take advantage of expert services Your vendor should offer services that will pave the way Vendor experience with scores of existing customers will make a positive difference Ask your vendor for help and guidance
  25. 25. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Ensure people are trained and regularly monitor usage Consider ease of use during vendor selection Assign one system administrator to monitor DCIM usage Team members should know his/her role and responsibilities Consider joining vendor user groups 9
  26. 26. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential 10Select a vendor that is prepared to run the marathon with you Partner with a trusted, reliable and experienced vendor Look for a vendor that has data centre expertise beyond DCIM alone Choose a vendor that is there for you – today and in the future Raritan have pledged to implement the Code‟s ethos through devising products and services that help organizations to bring their data centres into line with its best practice recommendations, reduce energy consumption while ensuring business objectives continue to be met. Endorser of the EU Code of Conduct on Data Centre Energy Efficiency.
  27. 27. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Case Studies 4
  28. 28. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Unilever ► Use Case  Key requirement today for the business to understand the DC capacities  Reporting on a monthly basis is a core requirement for DC staff and is Time consuming and costly plus wrong data can lead to wrong assumptions.  Service Impact Information ► Project Driver  Operational efficiency – „freeing up time‟  Managing DC growth without an increase in headcount ► Main Benefit  “dcTrack saves 1 week per month”  Increased capacity utilisation • Products are sold in more than 190 countries • 171,000 employees
  29. 29. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Bank of Canada ► Use Case  Managing a full data centre move  Efficiently facilitate moves, adds and changes (MAC) in the data centre  Capacity management for space, power and connections. . ► Project Driver  Closing down their current data centre. Moving to 2 new data centres. ► Previous Tool  Proprietary Built System – MS-SQL Backend with coldfusion front end, not graphical based. ► Main Benefit  Operational efficiency ,automation of tracking, visualization & color coding, auditing, void trips to the data centre, Management of lights out data centre  Increased capacity utilisation
  30. 30. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential British Airways ► Use Case  Efficiently facilitate moves, adds and changes(MAC) in the data centre  Capacity management for Space, Power and connections. Need to run data centre capacity reports ► Project Driver  Used Aperture Vista, high cost of maintenance and professional services. Were keen to move before maintenance renewal.  Data centre due to grow and licensing a concern ► Previous Tool  Aperture ► Main Benefit  Operational efficiency  Lower and fixed DCIM costs Worlds 3rd Largest Airline with 58,000 employees
  31. 31. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Royal Caribbean ► Use Case  Efficiently facilitate moves, adds and changes(MAC) in the data centre  Capacity management for Space, Power and connections.  Power Monitoring ► Project Driver  Proactive data centre manager ► Previous Tool  Spread sheets and Auto Cad ► Main Benefit  Operational efficiency  True lights out data centres Physical access can be a problem!
  32. 32. Raritan, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Q&A Discussion

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