VIRTUS Data Centres launch the VIRTUS Intelligent Portal

Published 2014-07-08 08:49:00

VIRTUS Data Centres provide first free DCIM solution to UK colocation customers through the VIRTUS Intelligent Portal

LONDON – 8th July 2014 – VIRTUS Data Centres Ltd. (VIRTUS), London's flexible and efficient data centre specialists, today announced the launch of the VIRTUS Intelligent Portal (VIP), the industry’s first free Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution for colocation customers in the UK.

The VIRTUS Intelligent Portal is web based and provides customers with complete transparency into and control of their colocated data centre usage – not offered by other colocation providers. This enables them to visualise and manage space, power, cooling and energy efficiency through a single pane of glass.

The VIP has been developed in conjunction with TDB Fusion, specialising in IT automation and integration and iTRACS who deliver open, enterprise-class DCIM solutions. The collaboration means the VIP has been designed to be a highly flexible system ensuring ease of adoption and integration with existing applications such as: Salesforce, Sage Accounting, Trend Building management and Schneider power monitoring.

As well as standard DCIM capabilities, the collaboration means customers can take advantage of iTRACS licensing to integrate data from their IT assets, giving them additional visibility and management. Using the VIP, customers are able to exercise the same amount of control as if it were their own data centre and can do this from a remote or office location via the web based portal.

The VIP also provides enhanced visibility into data centre system utilisation and has the ability for customers to analyse large amounts of information and see it presented with detailed 3D visualisations of their deployment. The VIP has a roadmap that will continually be added to, providing customers with transparency into the support systems of their colocation installation that include: remote access control, trouble ticketing, invoicing and SLA performance monitoring and can be customised to meet departmental or company brand requirements. Customers can also customise their web page to view only the information that is relevant to them.

Matthew Larbey, Product Strategy Director, VIRTUS Data Centres, said: “This is the first colo DCIM offering of its kind in the UK. Every data centre can collect data, but it’s what you do with it that makes it valuable. As a result, business executives are challenging their IT staff to convert data centres from cost centres into producers of business value. Having an effective DCIM solution in place combined with flexible colocation terms is one of the best ways to achieve this.”

Colin Aurelius, CEO, TDB Fusion said: “The VIRTUS Intelligent Portal is the first solution of its kind to provide colocation customers with the ability to transform data into powerful management information that’s visible, meaningful, and actionable. The VIP’s open architecture means customers can leverage the management information directly, or integrate it with their existing applications, making it an ideal offering for colocation customers with multiple data centre assets, and enabling a service orientated data centre strategy for the business.”

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About TDB Fusion

Based in Bracknell, UK, TDB Fusion is a UK IT software developer and managed services company with a global reach. TDB Fusion offers a suite of software solutions under the Federos™ brand. Federos enables customers to introduce a sophisticated role-based user interface to present information from multiple data sources, underpinned by a powerful workflow capability. Managed service operations are based on market leading third-party software.

TDB Fusion delivers flexible and innovative IT solutions that enable service providers, businesses and government organisations to adopt a unified service and data centre management strategy. The company lists Santander among its investors and provides software and services to worldwide blue-chip clients including Virtus Data Centres, GEO, InTechnology, and Global Cloud Xchange.

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