Combined, Barclays and McKesson accounted for over 60 percent of the decommissioned servers and an estimated 75 percent of the total savings achieved by the 2013 and 2014 finalists.
San Luis Obispo, Calif., U.S.A. (PRWEB) July 24, 2014
Cormant, Inc., known for its data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software solution, applauds the achievements of two of its customers in the 2013 and 2014 Uptime Institute Server Roundup Awards. Barclays, a leading, global financial firm and two-time winner, and McKesson, the largest healthcare technology company in the United States and 2013 finalist, saved a combination of over US$10 million from decommissioning over 15,000 servers during 2012 and 2013.
Barclays decommissioned 14,639 servers, 20,000 network ports and 3,000 storage area network ports, a number far exceeding the other six finalists’ during that timeframe. Barclays’ achievements resulted in an impressive 5.5 megawatts (MW) of power saved, totaling nearly US$8 million and over US$2 million of savings from hardware maintenance costs. These figures exclude the opportunity cost from newly freed space for further infrastructure expansion. Combined, Barclays and McKesson accounted for over 60 percent of the decommissioned servers and an estimated 75 percent of the total savings achieved by the 2013 (Uptime Institute, 2013) and 2014 (Uptime Institute, 2014) finalists.
“The monitoring functionality of DCIM software, such as Cormant-CS, can help identify dead servers by visually identifying the location and energy use of a server,” states Rhonda Ascierto of 451 Group, the parent company of the Uptime Institute. “Because of the software’s reporting, organizations can identify which servers are candidates for relocation for optimal efficiency or, even better, which can be decommissioned.”
Both Barclays and McKesson manage IT infrastructure with Cormant-CS DCIM software. Cormant-CS is in its seventh version and allows users to better manage equipment and connectivity to run more efficient data centers. Cormant-CS not only streamlines capacity planning, but also helps manage equipment lifecycles so a manager can know when to remove or replace equipment.
About Cormant, Inc.
Cormant has been an expert at IT infrastructure management software for the data center and beyond (DCIM) since 2001. Cormant’s solutions are sold globally with customers and partners on six continents encompassing all industries. Cormant is focused on working with customers to improve their management, control and reporting processes by delivering Cormant-CS, a DCIM solution that provides a single-pane-of-glass view to where the physical and logical layers of IT infrastructure meet. Learn more at http://www.cormant.com.