Spanish banking group BBVA deploys CA ecoMeter

Infotech Lead Europe: Spanish banking group BBVA has deployed CA ecoMeter in its Uptime Institute Tier IV data center.

CA Technologies’ ecoMeter will assist the Spanish bank to improve data center capacity, maintain uptime and availability, and reduce costs through better energy management. CA ecoMeter is a key component of the CA DCIM solution.

By providing data on energy consumption, CA ecoMeter allows BBVA to take necessary measures to provide for availability and uptime and increase infrastructure efficiency.

BBVA’s 20,000 square meter data center in Madrid hosts a large part of the technology infrastructure that supports BBVA’s European operations and manages 52 million daily transactions through 2,000 high range servers.

“We designed our data center so that it could support large growth. We needed a solution that could provide an integrated view—in real time—of data related to the use of energy and other environmental variables. We also needed to have alarms that could alert us to anomalous levels of power demand so that we could avoid failures in the infrastructure,” said Carlos Redondo, manager for CPD Infrastructures for Europe at BBVA.

BBVA says the CA DCIM technology was implemented in six weeks.

The CA Technologies software exchanges data with the imVision intelligent cabling software used by BBVA, and was uploaded with the equipment inventory, so that the organization can collect information on servers as well as the fiber and network devices that connect them. This consolidated view of the infrastructure helps BBVA increase efficiency and improve change management.

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