Colocation Environment and DCIM

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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) has become more vital than ever to data center operations. The insight provided by these systems has historically only been accessible to the data center operations team, not the colocated customer. Now that the technology sector as a whole is becoming increasingly user friendly, transparent and hands on, it makes sense for colocation data centers to offer a higher level of insight and transparency into their clients’ individual environments. This white paper examines the benefits of being able to monitor colocation environments as well as the issues that can arise from the lack of visibility.

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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) has become more vital than ever to data center operations. The insight provided by these systems has historically only been accessible to the data center operations team, not the colocation customer. Now that the technology sector as a whole is becoming increasingly user friendly, transparent and hands on, it makes sense for colocation data centers to offer a higher level of insight and transparency into their clients’ individual environments. This white paper examines the benefits of being able to monitor colocation environments as well as the issues that can arise from the lack of visibility.

The insight that a robust and comprehensive DCIM system can offer
a customer or end-user is incredibly valuable, and can help that business gain more granular control of their colocated IT environment. This increase in transparency, management and visibility ensures the customers are getting the most out of their colocation investment.

Several years ago, FORTRUST developed COLOVIEW, an advanced and innovative way to enable customers to gain the necessary oversight
of their colocation environments through the use of FORTRUST’s comprehensive DCIM systems. The technology and service offers

a wealth of information not previously visible to customers, and the technology is fundamentally changing the way clients interact with and manage their colocated IT infrastructures.

FORTRUST has always operated its colocation data center in Denver with the philosophy of complete transparency and visibility into its operational environments to its customers. COLOVIEW was the natural progression of that philosophy.