CA Technologies Revamps Facebook Data Centers

By CIOReview | Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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SAN JOSE,CA: CA Technologies has struck a deal with Facebook which will see that latter use CA Data Center Infrastructure Management (CA DCIM) software to bring together millions of energy-related data points from physical and IT resources in its global data centers to improve power efficiency. CA announced the same via Business Wire.

In Facebook’s intensive DCIM vendor review process, CA completed a proof-of-concept, followed by a more extensive pilot in a 100,000-square-foot data center. Upon completion, Facebook worked with CA to create a custom solution that delivers on the energy-related DCIM requirements, in terms of technology innovation and CA’s ability to execute with speed and scalability, as well as working towards adjusting and fine-tuning associated business objectives.

“We are on a mission to help connect the world, and our IT infrastructure is core to our success,” said Tom Furlong, VP, Infrastructure Data Centers, Facebook. He added “We are continually looking at ways to optimize our data centers and bringing all of our energy-related information together in one spot was a core requirement.”

Terrence Clark, CA Technologies senior Vice President for infrastructure management, said “Every single day, 728 million actively use Facebook and expectations around quality of service, availability and reliability are extremely high. This places significant demands on the IT infrastructure with little room for error or costly inefficiencies.”

As a result, it is a top priority for Facebook’s IT and facilities teams to know everything about how their infrastructure is performing from a power and cooling standpoint, and where potential problems might lie. Facebook’s IT team can now bring this energy-related data into their broader DCIM system for an even more complete view of overall system status.

CA DCIM provides a web-based centralized solution for monitoring power, cooling and environmentals across facilities and IT systems in the data center. It also helps in managing the use of space and lifecycle of assets which make up the data center infrastructure.