- Standardize Your Data Center
- Increase My Certainty
- Increase My Control
- Increase My Productivity
- Increase My Impact
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Standardize Your Data Center
OBTAIN® 24/7 is a strategic tool for planning and management of connectivity and asset changes in both small data centers and large complex enterprises. This infrastructure solution, with its unique Workorder technology enabling multiple planning scenarios, will improve how efficiently you document and manage your raised-floor environment.
Increase My Certainty
Complexity, tight schedules and less people to get the job done right.
Sounds like a formula for risky, inconsistent results. But let's face it. You're not going to get more people and the business units will continue to demand speedy implementation.
So how do you get a handle on the complexity of your decisions and process? OBTAIN can help. It will dynamically generate diagrams for the many physical and logical relationships you need to factor into your rapid execution.
You get the benefit of CAD-like drawings without the cost and effort of creating and maintaining CAD and symbol based documentation. So you can easily and quickly explore more options, analyze more complex and obscure relationships and reach optimum decisions with greater consistency and certainty.
Certainty and Risk are two sides of the same coin. Some risk is purely random, which means you can never be better than your competitor at reducing it simply by learning more facts or exploring more options. Random risk is best managed by purely mathematical models such as stochastic.
But much of the risk in your data center is not random in nature. You can develop a competitive edge. It is worth investing in ways to improve your planning and change execution process.
Increase My Control
Thousands of assets. Tens of thousands of fiber and copper connections.
All in constant flux.
Coordination is the nucleus of control.
A well run data center is more like a symphony than a jazz session, more like classical ballet than a basketball game. Actions need to be planned out well in advance and communicated as effectively and efficiently as possible.
OBTAIN 24/7 brings standardization to the process.
Standardization is a rare and wonderful human invention. It bestows so many benefits while decreasing complexity and cost. If we all drive on the same side of the road and follow the same road rules, we arrive at our destination quickly and safely ... with minimum intervention and direct control by police. Without standardization, coordination and control become exponentially more difficult and costly.
OBTAIN was designed to help you increase control and coordination in your change process from planning through implementation, operation and divestiture. With OBTAIN you will gain a more complete picture of:
- where your assets are,
- where they are going,
- how they are connected,
- what actions are being planned.
- who's on 1st and when they intend to run for 2nd base.
Graphical and tabular views of your assets, connectivity, power, cooling, and other complex relations are dynamically generated in a standardized format. Each change can be planned, analyzed and communicated with maximum effectiveness. Operational documentation flows automatically as a by-product of the planning process ... without any extra work. And like the planning documentation, the operational documentation you and your vendors depend on for quick problem resolution are all in a standardized format. Folks come together, isolate and fix the problem rapidly.
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Increase My Productivity
There are thousands and possibly tens of thousands of fiber connections in your data center. Do you have enough years left in your life to document your connectivity with a CAD tool? Probably not. And spreadsheets are not that much better.
Symbol and drawing based CAD tools were a great idea for documenting data center assets, power, cooling, floor space and connectivity years ago. They are still capable of producing great documentation ... it just takes too much time and effort.
OBTAIN 24/7 is object-oriented. It dynamically draws physical and logical views of your assets and connectivity. All views originate from a single set of data, defined once, easily imported and modified.
In OBTAIN, objects are very powerful representations of the real assets you plan for and work with every day. So OBTAIN is able to model the behavior and impact of the objects. This leads to a user interface and import capability that is fast and intelligent far beyond the capabilites of any CAD tool, SQL database or spreadsheet.
Increase My Impact
Few decisions in a data center are made by a single person without influence from others. You have the opportunity to impact results. Maximizing your impact often comes down to improving the effectiveness of how you communicate rather than the nature of what you communicate.
OBTAIN 24/7 gives you more options.
Building consensus requires the ability to show ideas or plans from several different physical, logical and functional views. Rapidly. With as little effort as possible. The clock is ticking and attention can easily divert to other priorities or competing plans.
OBTAIN enables you to pre-build multiple planning scenarios.
- rapidly show before and after views for competing plans,
- explore obscure relationships that could lead to unexpected cost or risk,
- detail the steps required for execution.
Present your ideas graphically or via tables without the work and time delay associated with CAD drawings and spreadsheets. OBTAIN will help you bring it all together with dynamically created views of power, cooling, rack elevations, floor space, asset data and history, copper and fiber connectivity, switch zoning, logical server partitioning ...
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Sign up for an online tour of OBTAIN. Web seminars are a great way to have a personalized presentation from the comfort of your office. This 60 to 90 minute session would provide the best chance for your planners to assess your current strategy and explore opportunities for improvement, and it is free! • Sign Up