451 Research - Equinix writes its own real-time DCIM, readies global rollout
451 Research explores IBX SmartView™, the Equinix datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM) system which gives customers real-time visibility into operating and environmental data relevant to their tenancy footprint.
- Equinix expects to improve operational efficiencies and service delivery while giving customers another layer of visibility into their points of presence
- Customers will have a global and consistent real-time view of their IT power consumption and the environmental operations within Equinix, which should facilitate more proactive planning
- Customizable reports show trended data over time, and configurable alerts notify users when thresholds are exceeded that require a more rapid response and action
We believe Equinix is quietly working to incorporate and analyze a wide range of data with IBX SmartView, from the availability and performance of cross connects to dynamic, end-to-end costing for its various datacenter capacity and services.