Facebook taps CA Technologies for data center efficiency

Social media network Facebook has tapped CA Technologies for data center efficiency.

Facebook is currently using CA Technologies’ CA DCIM (CA Data Center Infrastructure Management) software to bring together energy-related data points from physical and IT resources in its global data centers to improve power efficiency.

After conducting DCIM vendor review process, CA was one of a dozen considered and completed a proof-of-concept, followed by a more extensive pilot in a 100,000-square-foot data center.

Facebook worked with CA to create a custom solution to deliver on the energy-related DCIM requirements.

Tom Furlong, VP, Infrastructure Data Centers, Facebook, said: “We are continually looking at ways to optimize our data centers and bringing all of our energy-related information together in one spot was a core requirement.”

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Every single day, 728 million people actively use Facebook and expectations around quality of service, availability and reliability are extremely high.

Terrence Clark, senior vice president, Infrastructure Management, CA Technologies, said: “It is a top priority for Facebook’s IT and facilities teams to know as much as they can about how their infrastructure is performing from a power and cooling standpoint, where potential problems might lie with energy-related systems and where there are opportunities for associated cost savings.”

CA enables Facebook’s IT team to bring energy-related data into their broader DCIM system for an even more complete view of overall system status. They can analyze all of the data in aggregate to make decisions to improve efficiency and reduce costs, while delivering better customer experience and creating new opportunities for innovation.

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