HSBC: datacentre management ‘not easy to achieve’

HSBC will install software from Aperture Technologies to manage capacity planning for its datacentre operations worldwide.

HSBC will install software from Aperture Technologies to manage capacity planning for its datacentre operations worldwide.

HSBC has 22 datacentres in 10 countries, supporting 312,000 staff and 125 million customers. Implementation of Vista 500 will begin this year and is expected to be complete worldwide by 2009.

Aperture Vista 500 is designed to let organisations visually manage the physical environment of the datacentre using dashboard-style controls. For example, organisations can see all infrastructure variables at a glance, including space, power, cooling, network, and storage, to keep the datacentre at peak efficiency.

"Having accurate, consistent and readily available knowledge of your datacentre inventory and what you have running where, together with your power, cooling and space capacity is not easy to achieve," said Edward Case, a senior business consultant with the Global Data Centre Services organisation at HSBC. "It will provide a central repository, so we can see this information both on a datacentre basis and globally. It will also bring consistency to our processes for managing datacentres."

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