Nlyte Software is the First to Address Federal DCOI Reporting and Validation

As federal budgets face tighter scrutiny, government agencies at all levels have been seeking innovative ways to operate more efficiently at lower cost without compromising security. Consolidating and optimizing government data centers is an important way to shift more IT resources from back-office activities to value-added services.

In March 2016, the Federal CIO at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), announced in March of 2016, which stipulates the installation of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software. In essence, DCOI requires federal agencies to develop and report on data center strategies to consolidate inefficient infrastructures, optimize existing facilities, achieve cost savings, and transition to more efficient infrastructures, such as cloud services and inter-agency shared services through the capabilities imparted by third-party DCIM software. DCOI has also raised the number of data centers government agencies  are required to close.

Nlyte has released a Federal DCOI module as part of the company’s leading DCIM Solution. The purpose-built module simplifies the mandated process for federal agencies to report and validate their data center optimization process.  The DCOI add-on module delivers enriched reporting and dashboard capabilities that allow federal agencies to compare current data center performance to DCOI objectives. Additionally, the DCOI module provides:

  • The ability to establish goal and target date configuration within charts, to help facility managers understand where mandates and objectives are being achieved.
  • Multivariate analysis to establish a regression line for predictive “realization date” as to when the federal agency should ultimately be in compliance with the specific focus areas.
  • New micro-permissions capabilities grant individuals specific and detailed dashboard access as necessary–throughout any part of the data center complex or across an entire global portfolio.

Full compliance requires meeting five metrics and three main goals to the letter, as stipulated by DCOI. At the same time, you will need to have exacting standards to vet and qualify your DCIM vendors to make sure they provide complete support for DCOI compliance, from having entire asset lifecycle management, robust workflow to third-party security clearance.

To assist Federal agencies with this comprehensive initiative, Nlyte has created the following white paper that spells out what DCOI compliance means and provides a checklist for selecting a DCIM vendor that supports DCOI.

Please click below to download the report.

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Marty Meehan

Senior Director at Cognitio
Marty Meehan is a senior director at Cognitio Corp . He writes at CTOvision.com and the cyber focused Threat Brief Marty's background is in the national security technology sector.

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Marty Meehan is a senior director at Cognitio Corp . He writes at CTOvision.com and the cyber focused Threat Brief Marty’s background is in the national security technology sector.

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