Equinix Intros IBX SmartView
February 28, 2017
SmartView is a data center monitoring software platform that gives
transparency to a global deployment across Equinix International
Business Exchange (IBX) data centers, enabling enterprises to
proactively plan and optimize operations. The software platform reduces
risk by giving a high degree of visibility into real-time operating and
environmental conditions, which ensures high availability of services
and faster application response times.
Rhonda Ascierto, research director, 451 Research said "By offering operational transparency to a globally distributed footprint, IBX SmartView offers more control of colocated assets. This helps give peace of mind to companies that are used to running on-premise datacenters. It ensures that global operations can be managed more effectively and deliver better end-to-end performance of services."
Ravi Ravishankar, vice president, products and offer management, Equinix added, "As enterprises deploy services that better address users at the edge of the physical and virtual world, it is critical to have the visibility and flexibility of a globally distributed infrastructure. IBX SmartView is essential to interconnect operations with the services that are transforming business today. It provides unparalleled transparency and enables customers to seamlessly manage their physical infrastructure footprint and proactively plan for changes in their business."
•Equinix IBX customers can immediately view the status of the utility power, generators, cooling systems, temperature, humidity, and power draw of each cage and IBX roll-up. Information is distributed via real-time event and alarm notifications for online and offline use.
•Disaster recovery options also alert customers in case of natural disasters, out-of-band events and status changes. This allows Equinix and customer on-call technicians to monitor the situation closely and/or move applications away from the affected IBX data center until operations return to normal – significantly reducing (or eliminating) any potential negative impact on operations.
•IBX SmartView is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, available
through the Equinix Customer Portal (ECP). Measurements include utility
feeds, switch gears, generators, UPSs, static switches, chillers,
cooling plans and air handling units. In addition, IBX SmartView
provides cage- and cabinet-specific trends as well as real-time