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Immersive Datacentre ExplorAtion and Supervision

Project description

Monitoring and managing datacentres in the digital era

The Internet of Things (IoT) is leading a new digital age where huge volumes of data need to be hosted in datacentres (DC). These DCs are proving to be vital to keep internet connections humming. As more and more businesses (of all sizes) move their key processes to external DCs, there is a growing need to monitor and manage them. The EU-funded IDEAS project will allow DCs to take advantage of DC infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions, reducing cost and complications. DCIM services will help facilitate the development of the EU DC industry and the associated industries as well.


By 2020, more than 7 billion people and businesses, and close to 20.8 billion devices, will be connected to the Internet. To
host these data, datacenters (DC) have become the backbone of the digital society as well as of a large part of our economy
and their number and complexity keeps increasing rapidly. Businesses of all sizes are moving their key processes to
external colocation datacenters. “The global datacenter colocation size is expected to grow from USD 31.52 billion in 2017 to
USD 62.30 billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.60%.”
At the same time, datacenter resources require monitoring and management to ensure proper business continuity. To that
extent, IDEAS project will enable datacenters to benefit significantly from the value add of DCIM (datacenter Infrastructure
Management) solutions at a fraction of the cost and complexity of today.
DCIM features will be accessible through a service-oriented business model. These services will address the needs present
during the active life of datacenters and enforce growth of datacenter industry and associated industries across the EU. An
example of this approach is the remote monitoring of the datacenter infrastructure using the intuitive / immersive interface of
IDEAS. It will provide an innovative and competitive answer at a time when the number of datacenters is dramatically
increasing in Europe due to colocation, “cloudification” of enterprise IT, but also new trends such as IoT, 5G that will result in
the surge of very small and scattered datacenters (also known as Edge IT).
The proposed project is needed to unlock the significant potential of commercialization of R&D results (novel datacenter
monitoring software) developed in the ongoing FET project MANGO. It will use this newly developed know-how and existing
3D engines to bring this system not only to a limited research world but also to a large number of datacenter operators.

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Net EU contribution
€ 63 750,00
38330 Montbonnot Saint Martin

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 63 750,00

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