Sentilla is the Network (Exchange)
While Sentilla largely built its reputation in the data centers of the Fortune 500, its Data Center Performance Management solution works equally well in the Central Office/Exchange of major carriers. In fact, Sentilla is currently working with several of the largest global carriers connecting to their fixed line, mobile, and packet core infrastructure. Sentilla correlates actual equipment power consumption to its configuration and performance, and identifies business benefits not previously visible using existing manual methods.
“Every year, I audit the racks and suites, their space usage, and power consumption. Using Sentilla will streamline a month of annual data collection, entry into spreadsheets, and report preparation.”
— Lab Manager
In the vast majority of Exchanges today:
- Generally only 30.3% of power allocated in the Exchange is actually in use.
- Up to 47% of capacity can be recovered using Sentilla software.
- Up to $30M of infrastructure investment can be re-used (based on industry standard methodology).*
- Manual methods can cost upwards of $5.5M to baseline existing operations and $500k per year to replicate a subset of the functionality provided by Sentilla.*
- Sentilla’s visibility reduces risk when the environment or resources are oversubscribed, or operating near full power allocation.
“We’re using less than 30% of our power capacity, but we’ve allocated 100% to technology owners. With Sentilla’s visibility and virtual meters for allocation, we can allocate precisely and reclaim up to half of our stranded capacity.”
— Infrastructure Services
Sentilla provides continuous analysis of capacity, equipment configuration, and resources in the Central Office by connecting to equipment, network management systems (NMS’s), and operations support systems (OSS’s). Through this integration, Sentilla provides a single source of truth that substantially increases visibility and a coordinated view of the environment. More importantly, using Sentilla the Carrier can determine what capacity is required prior to equipment arriving and being installed for the first time. The obvious payoff is the ability to make decisions about equipment cost and resource allocation informed by both current and projected performance and capacity requirements.
* for a 1,000 cabinet exchange (1.5MW capacity)