IBM

AIT provide a solution to customers requests for a Real-Time Monitoring solution that wasn’t overpriced or lacking visibility

PowerBCM® was developed internally by AIT to provide a solution to customers requests for a Real-Time Monitoring solution that wasn’t overpriced and lacking visibility. After listening to specific challenges that customers were facing, PowerBCM® ensured each challenge was erased, leaving a software solution that offers great value for money, visibility for both the user and their end users in a colocation environment and both virtual and actual meter readings.

The challenge

The Data Centre team operating at the Global IT company had been using Branch Circuit Monitoring from a well-known vendor but had become increasingly frustrated at the cost, lack of features and poor usability.

Any new solution had to be competitively priced, capable of providing clients with individual rack views and able to calculate power consumption from virtual as well as hardware meters.

The solution

AIT developed new software which automates client billing and monitors rack temperature and power use in amps and kWh. A managed service provides further insights and ensures the software evolves to meet the needs of a dynamic environment.

The result

Automated billing and reporting saves time, and improves accuracy by eliminating human error. IBM clients have their own log in to view data relating to their servers and the IBM team have a single pane of glass view of the whole facilities energy use.