In the modern era of utilities, data is king. The utility provider’s data center information is critical to understanding the operational state of their service delivery. The ability to gather and analyze data from the utility operations center, from data center network outages, meters, and other IoT devices can mean the difference between success and failure for a utility.
Utilities can collect real time data, status and analytics on their data center ongoing processes using industry proven DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) software. DCIM is a software solution that monitors and manages data center resources and edge devices, including power, cooling, and space — providing real-time alerting, notification, and escalation to improve operational awareness and response times.
Some of the ways a DCIM solution can help with utility operations include:
Managing Energy Consumption
One of the most significant benefits of DCIM for utilities is its ability to monitor and manage energy consumption. With DCIM, utilities can track the energy consumption of their data centers and disparate equipment in real-time. This allows them to find energy inefficiencies and take corrective action to reduce energy consumption and costs. Additionally, utilities can use DCIM to manage power distribution and ensure power is used efficiently.
Downtime can be costly for utility companies. DCIM can help reduce downtime by supplying real-time monitoring of critical operating parameters such as power and cooling systems. This allows utilities to find potential issues before they become major problems, allowing for preventive maintenance, and reducing downtime.
DCIM can also help utilities optimize their data center capacity. By monitoring data center usage in real time, utilities can identify areas where power is underutilized and adjust to increase capacity utilization. Additionally, DCIM can help utilities plan for future capacity needs by providing current and projected usage data.
Compliance and Reporting
Another benefit of DCIM for utilities is its ability to help with compliance and reporting. Utilities are subject to regulations and must report their energy usage and environmental impact. DCIM can help utilities collect and report on this data, ensuring compliance and providing valuable insights into energy usage and environmental impact.
DCIM is a powerful tool for utilities looking to optimize their operations. Utilities can reduce energy consumption, minimize downtime, maximize capacity, and ensure compliance with regulations by providing real-time monitoring and management of their resources inside and outside the data center.
Consider Modius® OpenData® DCIM
If you are a utility or critical facility looking for a next-generation DCIM solution, consider Modius OpenData.
OpenData is a ready-to-deploy DCIM featuring an enterprise-class architecture that scales incredibly well. In addition, OpenData gives you real-time, normalized, actionable data accessible through a single sign-on and a single pane of glass. Ask us how you can monitor several hundred thousand data points a minute!
As the utility industry continues to rely more heavily on data, DCIM will become an increasingly valuable tool for success; selecting the right vendor is critical. We are passionate about helping clients run better facilities. We have been delivering DCIM solutions since 2007. We are based in San Francisco and are proudly a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB Certified). You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888.323.0066.