The data center market is very dynamic, particularly in France. We are seeing some clear trends emerging such as data center consolidation and a move towards more efficient and responsible use of space and energy, priorities that the French government is very much in favour of
Menlo Park, CA (Vocus) May 28, 2010
nlyte Software, a leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions for intelligent capacity planning, has announced in the run up to Datacenter Dynamics Paris the appointment of Grant Bilbow as Vice President of France and Southern Europe. While activities in the southern region have to date been handled from London, they will be directed out of France going forward. Before taking up his new position, Grant was Vice President Global Product Management at nlyte Software. As VP of France and Southern Europe, Grant will provide the company’s local sales, marketing and service support for customers and prospects and develop the internal team. He will also be responsible for recruiting partners across the region. nlyte Software is already working with Minkels in France and the Benelux, blue-infinity in Switzerland, DaMan in Italy and BMC throughout southern Europe.
“The data center market is very dynamic, particularly in France. We are seeing some clear trends emerging such as data center consolidation and a move towards more efficient and responsible use of space and energy, priorities that the French government is very much in favour of,” commented Grant Bilbow. “Our solutions can help companies and public service organizations meet these challenges and tackle the growing complexity of their infrastructures while optimizing budgets. The decision to establish and build a local presence in France, supported by a network of partners providing national coverage, will allow us to be closer to our customers and more responsive to the current and future needs of the market.”
nlyte Software’s DCIM solutions combine best practices in data center performance management with automated discovery of assets and greater visibility into IT equipment and the underlying physical infrastructure. According to analyst company The 451 Group (which includes the Uptime Institute, a data center industry reference), this automated discovery is a point of differentiation in the market as is the open, integrated and easy-to-use nature of the product¹. nlyte is the most complete DCIM solution available on the market today and provides customers with all the information needed for intelligent capacity planning.
Consisting of eight modules, the solution includes planning, management, monitoring and reporting software that helps better identify opportunities, reduce waste of resources and minimize the risk of outages. The more efficient use of energy, cooling and space via the optimum placement of assets allows data center operators to reduce operating costs by almost 20%, reduce the time needed to deploy new assets by up to 50% and extend the life of existing data centers by 5 years.
“With the shortage of space in metropolitan zones such as Paris and increasingly strict environmental constraints, there is growing demand amongst organizations to be able to do more and better with less” continued Bilbow. “We have helped a lot of organizations, be it in the banking, insurance, telecoms, industrial, public service or technology sectors optimize their resources and processes as well as guarantee the robustness of their operations.”
Grant will be leading a session entitled “Building an Enterprise Solution to Improve Data Center Resource and Performance Management” at Datacenter Dynamics Paris which will be held at the Palais des Congrès on June 1st (Room 4, 3.10-3.50pm). Come and meet him!
About nlyte Software
nlyte Software is a leading provider of data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions for intelligent capacity planning. Its performance-based solution enables the world’s largest companies to optimally place data centre assets to make the most efficient use of power, cooling and space, enabling a reduction in operating expenses by as much as 20% annually. Founded by data centre professionals in 2003, nlyte Software is headquartered in Menlo Park, California with its European headquarters and R&D in London, England. It also has a local presence in France. The company can be found online at http://www.nlyte.com.
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