• Comprehensive Discovery & Inventory Physical, Virtual, Cloud Platforms
    Agentless, Rapid Collection of IT Infrastructure Inventory, Configuration and Utilization
  • IT Security Checks and Infrastructure Health Maintenance
    Minimize Downtime Risk and Maintain Peak Performance
  • Smart Server and Data Center Consolidation
    Reduce Energy Consumption & Equipment Footprints and Lower Operating Costs
  • Easy Software License Audits and Smart Virtualization Planning
    Reduce Unauthorized Software Risks and Reduce On-going Costs

Data Center Optimization



DCO/Snapshot Optimizer Helps Customers Maximize Performance and ROI (return on investment) / TCO (total cost of ownership) Benefits

Case Study 1: Global Information Services Company

v Reduced 4,000 servers by 68%
v Avoided building 3 new Data Centers to house predicted IT server and storage growth
v Reduced over power by over 1.2MW; 6,440 tons of Carbon Emissions eliminated
DC Optimization Solutions delivered a plan for reduction of servers along with cost savings in excess
of $150M over 5 years
DC Optimization Solutions running weekly to identify new candidates


Case Study 2: Airline ASP Global

v 72% reduction in servers across 10 global data centers
v Optimized IT environment
v Retooled processes resulting in TCO of $27,821,976 reduced to $8,167,184 saving $19,654,791 (17.271.019)
v 1,972 servers reduced to 550
DC Optimization Solutions delivered Virtualization Plan in 39 days
DC Optimization Solutions data collection on-going


Case Study 3: Large Central US Bank

v Servers reduced by 92%
v Improved process for compliance data collection TCO reduced from $13,768,000 (12.098.189) to $4,858,000 (4.268.812)
v Extended life of existing data center by 3 years
Migrated mission critical application in 12 weeks
DC Optimization Solutions data collection and dependency data with Virtualization Plan for consolidation and DR



Data Center Optimization Overview

Data Center Optimizer (DCO) is designed to aid corporate executives in reducing overall data center costs while maintaining or improving performance.  It starts by taking a snapshot of the data center to obtain a baseline of current operations.  The snapshot is passed through the Data Center Optimizer heat map to assess server, memory and storage utilization, and to determine opportunities for the improved performance and consolidation.  It can also provide guidance in the areas of network and infrastructure based on data from hundreds of runs and thousands of data points.  Benefits include:

  • Environmental Analysis

  • Server Consolidation

  • Memory Improvement

  • Storage Efficiencies

  • Improved Performance


The Data Center Optimization product's unique features include:


Executive Dashboards

  • Provides detailed-yet easy to follow-views into how reallocation may impact the current physical and virtual sever environment.

  • Assessment analyzed server configuration and utilization characteristics ar based on five metrics: CPU, RAM, Disk I/O, Storage, and Network.

  • Characteristics are modeled against a pre-defined target server platform to generate a new virtualization plan.

Best Practice Comparison

  • Access to accurate industry norms and operational best practices from infrastructures that have been optimized and are running efficiently.

System Breakdown

  • Scan and detect the current operating systems and across the physical and virtual environments.

  • Provides a breakdown that is sophisticated enough to identify Microsoft Windows variants including multiple versions of Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and Windows XP.

  • Makes it easier to identify and correct disparities that create complexity and cost in application compatibility, maintenance, patching and security.

Analysis and Recommendations

  • Review of the data center operating environment is conducted including physical, virtual, cloud, or a combination of these platforms.

  • Data is analyzed to determine what steps can be taken to reduce costs and improve operating efficiency.  For example, it shows where CPUs for servers are under-provisioned, over provisioned, or operating within desired parameters along with RAM allocation levels.

  • May provide alternative recommendations to address the inefficiencies on affected systems.

  • Offers flexibility to try multiple scenarios to increase the chances of achieving maximum efficiency while keeping business critical applications running smoothly.

Cost Savings

  • Addresses need for reliable, actionable information to help companies assess their data center environments and map out realistic plans to reduce operating costs and energy consumption.

  • Implementation of recommendations proven to reduce costs, based on thousands of successful engagements.  Results show the cost-saving benefits quickly make up for the initial investment.

DCO helps IT professional move from just making recommendations to actually having the tools and data to create step-by-step tactical plans to achieve the goals they recommend-saving companies physical and financial resources.

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