Bank Unifies and Centralizes Data Center Management with Avocent Solutions

April 30, 2015


Background

With the National Bank of Abu Dhabi’s data center powering the critical applications at its more than 100 branches around the world, unifying and centralizing infrastructure management was essential for achieving improved availability, efficiency, and overall system performance.

Results

  • Centralized vision and remote management of all data center systems
  • Increased system availability by 20 percent
  • Reduced power consumption while improving cooling by two degrees during extreme conditions
  • Increased lifespan of data center systems
  • Enabled faster and more effective response on strategic projects
  • Eliminated the accommodation and employment cost for four engineers for 2-3 months of design and planning of a new, remote data center

 

Case Summary
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Vertiv Solution:
  • Avocent DSView™ management software
  • Data Center Planner software
  • Avocent KVM switch
  • Rack power distribution units (PDUs)
  • Service processor managers
Critical Need: As NBAD's IT network expanded and became more complex, the bank needed a unified and centralized data center management solution with remote management capabilities that would allow the company to be more efficient and effective, while eliminating the headaches associated with having to manage, maintain, and learn multiple products.


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