Enterprises are suffering from an intelligence crisis. They have been blinded by the mythical promises of Big Data. Regularly heralded by advocates as instrumental to corporate success, the relentless pursuit of new data sources and huge data pools have led many organizations to lose focus of more achievable strategic objectives.
Businesses already possess a massive amount of untapped wealth but it is sitting dormant in the data center, its opportunities unrecognized. Real business value can be generated from these resources, not by thinking as largely as possible.
Invest in your data collection methods, implement effective governance and management processes and focus of advanced, automated analytical capabilities. That is thinking ‘big’ in the smart way.
Size Doesn’t Matter
451 Research highlights this in its latest report addressing RF Code’s future. It echoes our CEO that the data center has the potential to become the hub of all strategic decision making, but only if you bring your software and hardware capabilities together.
Analyst Rhonda Ascierto cites RF Code as an example, “RF Code’s data management and analytics layer acts like an enterprise service bus (ESB) for the data center, enabling bi-directional communications with other software, including DCIM, business process management and IT service and systems management."
Integration is critical. Isolated systems cannot provide value unless they have other sources to correlate their intelligence with. Enterprises are waking up to this concept, as is the DCIM industry.
Change begins with the data created by the facilities themselves. The DCIM market – which according to Gartner will reach $1billion this year - is ripe for major innovation and RF Code is leading the industry.
We are already responsible for helping the largest companies in the world manage the data produced by their facilities. We are now building on that legacy to leapfrog traditional DCIM.
Our unique instrumentation layer combined with our new software capabilities provides enterprises a complete platform to create the agile facilities they want and need. This is an advantage RF Code customer CenturyLink has already discovered.
CenturyLink: An $80 Million-a-year Example
CenturyLink is already helping its customers execute their own data-driven business strategies, but managing a 55-strong-facility footprint comes at a heavy price: an annual energy bill of $80 million.
The company’s IT team knew its internal data held the answer. It recognized that a controlled raising of server intake temperatures could produce multi-million dollar savings but the team lacked the necessary instrumentation and software capabilities to achieve its objectives.
RF Code’s environmental sensors were the answer. They allowed CenturyLink to carefully monitor its temperature adjustments in real-time. Once the management team had proof its adjustments were sustainable, it integrated RF Code’s data with its own building management system (BMS) and automated the new airflow processes to continue slashing its expenditure.
This methodology is now being rolled out across CenturyLink’s entire data center footprint. Savings are projected to reach over $15million by 2017, $2.9million of which are from the first year with RF Code.
Those are big savings from small data. To learn more about RF Code’s software-driven future, read the latest 451 Research report.