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INFOTECH: Datacentrix Establishes Optimisation Solution Division


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As part of its drive to strengthen focus on the data centre space, Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, has set up a new division that concentrates specifically on the data centre’s IT and facilities infrastructure.

“Through our new Infrastructure Optimisation Solutions (iOS) division, Datacentrix delivers a set of methodologies, audits, computational tools and outcomes in order to assist businesses in making the most of their data centres,” explains Johann Coetzee, managing director of the Datacentrix Infrastructure division. “This means that we are able to address each element within the data centre, from design and refurbishment to the supply of server and network cabinets, air management systems, control and monitoring solutions, intelligent power meters and data cabling. Using Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling we give airflows in the data centre visibility enabling us to determine remedial actions

“Efficiency is certainly becoming a data centre buzzword,” he continues. “In fact, research company Gartner states that energy-related costs account for approximately 12 percent of overall data centre expenditure and that energy costs are the fastest rising expenditure in this sector.”

Through its new iOS division, Datacentrix aims to assist organisations to dramatically reduce the costs of data centre power and cooling by between 20 and 50 percent by identifying opportunities to rebalance air delivery, eliminate unnecessary cooling or take back power capacity.

“At the same time, we will help increase data centre life cycles by delaying or eliminating the need for new rack space and data centre build-outs, identify cooling and power inconsistencies at rack level, gain a better understanding of power and cooling usage – what is being used, where it is going and how much it costs - and deliver enhanced day-to-day service by improving data centre efficiency, reliability, and uptime.”

The new division will also help organisations to make informed decisions on where to deploy new application servers on a timely basis and optimise for power, cooling and space constraints.

Says Coetzee: “In South Africa especially, with our spiralling power costs, it is clear that improved control and management within the data centre is critical and something that will affect companies across all industries. We believe that, through its new division, Datacentrix is ideally placed to assist businesses in operating more efficiently and effectively at this level.”

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