Computacenter Selects nlyte® Software For Data Center Performance Management (DCPM)

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Europe’s Leading Independent Provider Of IT Infrastructure Services Is Now Using nlyte To Deliver Optimized Data Center Control, Higher Customer Value And Operational Excellence.

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As Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, it is ideally placed to benefit from the optimized datacenter performance management approach that nlyte delivers

nlyte Software Inc., a leading global provider of data center performance management solutions, today announced that its nlyte software suite has been selected by Computacenter to provide an integrated, real-time control and power management solution across its UK data centers

As one of Europe’s leading independent providers of IT Infrastructure Services, Computacenter needed to support growing demand for its services and changing business requirements, while maintaining competitive pricing. To gain more effective control of datacenter resources and to build an accurate understanding of the current and future costs and capacity of its physical infrastructure (racks and servers), Computacenter required a software solution that would visualize the data centre estate in real-time. The system also needed to, comprehensively report on current usage and forecast future requirements for power, cooling and space.

After reviewing several alternatives, Computacenter selected the nlyte DCPM solution based on its control and power management features and its ability to seamlessly integrate with Computacenter’s other software investments, including BMC Remedy and its Biomni-based request management system.

Computacenter is also determined to help its customers to effectively manage their carbon footprint and with this aim in mind, plans to use the nlyte software to track and manage its KPI-based Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and carbon footprint metrics. Using the direct interface between the nlyte software and their power management devices (such as power strips and power distribution units), Computacenter will be able to monitor live power usage and take immediate steps to cut consumption as well providing advice and guidance to customers on effective ways to minimize consumption.

The nlyte data center performance management suite provides datacenter managers with a comprehensive view of their managed assets and provides automated solutions for typical management tasks, and the enforcement of standard processes and procedures. Earlier this year, nlyte Software released nlyte 5.1, the latest version of the software featuring new and enhanced capabilities for power management, real-time equipment monitoring, data center floor planning and managed integrations.

“The nlyte solution with its advanced visualization capabilities and real-time environment will enable us to further improve the management of our data center estate and more accurately forecast and plan for growing demand” said Simon Brickett, Head of Datacentre Managed Services for Computacenter. “In today’s cost and environmentally conscious world, organizations are looking for cost-effective, reliable and secure datacenter solutions and nlyte is helping us to enhance the datacenter services we offer to our customers.”

“We are delighted to be working with Computacenter” said Jon Temple, President and Chief Executive Officer. “As Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, it is ideally placed to benefit from the optimized datacenter performance management approach that nlyte delivers”.

About Computacenter
Computacenter is Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. We can advise customers on their IT strategy, implement the most appropriate technology from a wide range of leading vendors and manage their technology infrastructures on their behalf. At every stage we make our customers’ businesses sharper by removing cost, complexity and barriers to change across their IT infrastructures.

Our corporate and government clients are served by offices across the UK (http://www.computacenter.co.uk/), Germany (http://www.cc-compunet.de/), France (http://www.computacenter.fr/), the Benelux countries, Spain and South Africa. We also serve our customers’ global requirements through our extensive partner network.

For more information please contact:
Tessa Freeman, PR Manager
Computacenter (UK) Ltd
E-mail: tessa.freeman (at) computacenter (dot) com

About nlyte Software (formerly Global DataCenter Management – GDCM)
nlyte Software is the leading provider of data center performance management solutions. Founded by data center management professionals in 2003, the company created nlyte, a performance management suite for improving the efficiency and management of data center assets and physical infrastructure. nlyte Software provides a complete solution for data center performance management, combining next generation software, proven best practices, and unsurpassed expertise in data center operations. For more information about nlyte Software, please visit http://www.nlyte.com.

For more information please contact:
Sherry Ramm, VP of Americas Marketing
nlyte Software
Tel: +1 (650) 561-8305
E-mail: sherry.ramm (at) nlyte (dot) com

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