Intel® DCM delivers significant annual savings combining server group level automatic switching capability with enhanced utilization Business: One of the leading APAC based multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company Challenges • Real-time monitoring of cross-platform server energy consumption and temperature • Centralized policy management... of server energy consumption • Enclosure-level energy consumption policies and security assurance • Automatic discovery and energy optimization techniques for idle servers • Server-level centralized remote access capability Solutions • Intel® Data Center Manager • Intel® Node Manager Executive Summary The development lab of a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company installed Intel® Data Center Manager (Intel® DCM) in its data center. Currently, the total number of servers in the R&D lab’s data center exceed 30,000. The pilot deployment included a total of 500 managed servers. The R&D laboratory IT staff deployed Intel® DCM to assess its value in reducing and optimizing the overall energy consumption of its servers during operations. The IT administrators were able to identify servers that were underutilized, finding utilization low across 16% of its servers. Additionally, it was determined that Intel® DCM’s server group level automatic switching capability would significantly reduce energy costs, with the energy-saving rate reaching 23.3%. Moreover, Intel® DCM’s ability to deliver device level power and thermal data eliminated the need of intelligent PDUs, another significant source of cost-savings. The Intel® DCM deployment results indicated an annual savings of $2,509,680 USD when deploying the solution across the data center’s 30,000 servers. Background A multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company sought to optimize the data center environment of its development laboratory. The development lab is the innovation engine of the company where they manage servers for various business units. As the R&D and testing workloads of the development lab continues to increase, the number and types of IT assets, especially server devices in its data center rooms, are also rapidly increasing. Currently, the total number of servers in the R&D lab’s data center exceed 30,000. The large number of servers in the data Case Study | Intel® Data Center Manager Reduces Energy Consumption at Development Lab of Multinational Networking and Telecom Provider center bring huge energy costs and hardware maintenance pressures. Moreover, data center KPI indicators such as green energy efficiency and server performance are highly valued by R&D management. In order to reduce and optimize the overall energy consumption of the R&D laboratory servers during operations, while effectively decreasing the performance risks of information systems and ensuring the smooth development of related R&D services, the R&D lab IT staff deployed the Intel® Data Center Manager (Intel® DCM) in its data center to assess its value in a wider deployment. Intel® DCM is a software and technology product that monitors, manages and optimizes the energy consumption and temperature of data center servers. The test deployment included a total of 500 managed servers. Intel® Data Center Manager Provides Real-Time Energy & Thermal Monitoring The R&D lab IT administrators installed Intel® DCM in its facility for server energy-saving analysis. Intel® DCM connects to the server through the server’s Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) and Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) protocols to collect critical performance data in a centralized, active and real-time manner, while monitoring the health status of all parts of the server. The server’s built-in Intel® Node Manager chip can be used to intelligently Read the full Cloud Data Center Intel® Data Center Manager Intel® Data Center Manager Reduces Energy Consumption Case Study.