CenturyLink

"At CenturyLink, we’ve gained a lot of benefits from using DCIM software. We’ve tied everything into a common platform – the DCIM structure."

JOEL STONE
VP Operations Data Center

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Quick Overview

  • Model

    capacity scenarios
  • Manage

    infrastructure
  • Best practices

    and methodologies
  • Visibility

    at the rack level
  • Live

    data
  • Reduced

    human error

Goal

Improve planning and monitoring, and modernize data center operations

"We consider DCIM a relatively new tool in our arsenal, and expect over the next few years to better utilize it not only for our benefit but to benefit our customers."

JOEL STONE
VP Operations Data Center

  • Plan space, power, network, and availability
  • Better manage mechanical and computer infrastructure
  • Facilitate best practices and methodologies
  • Rack level visibility
  • Live data to reduce human error

Process

"At CenturyLink, we’ve gained a lot of benefits from using DCIM software. We’ve tied everything into a common platform – the DCIM. This software tool has become the online repository for all of our data."

JOEL STONE
VP Operations Data Center

  • Model different capacity scenarios in the software
  • Facilitate planning for space, power, PDUs, receptacles, network ports, and availability
  • Reduce human error with accurate real-time data
  • Replace manual processes - no more clipboards and spreadsheets

Product Solution

•  Capacity planning

•  Manage infrastructure

•  Increased visibility to rack level

•  Real-time accurate data

•  One common platform

•  Automate manual processes

StruxureWare for Data Centers Value

In the past, information was never real-time, and was only as good as the person who put it into the system.

Capacity

planning

"CenturyLink uses DCIM in a couple of ways revolving around capacity planning - for space, power, PDUs, receptacles, network ports, and availability. Once we get DCIM into the system, the resultant models allow us to better manage our mechanical and computer infrastructure, allowing us the opportunity to take advantage of the best practices and methodologies incorporated in the software. With this tool, you have visibility down to not just the row but all the way to the rack level."

JOEL STONE
VP Operations Data Center

Mechanical/Computer

Infrastructure management

"At CenturyLink, we tied everything into a common platform – the DCIM structure. We expect over the next few years to better utilize it not only for our benefits but to benefit our customers. ”

JOEL STONE
VP Operations Data Center

Accurate data

in real time

"Now we have the ability to accurately look at our data in real-time, and we can model our different capacity scenarios within the software."

JOEL STONE
VP Operations Data Center