After surpassing two million tagged assets in 2013, RF Code has now tagged more than three million data center assets globally. Last year the company sold more than 750,000 asset and environmental sensors in response to growing requests from data center operators for maximum control throughout the lifecycle of IT assets.
RF Code’s solution relies on active RFID tags, as opposed to UHF passive tags, which are also common in data center asset tagging.
“Total cost of ownership is driving executives to look for the automated accuracy required to meet regulatory and financial demands,” says RF Code CEO Ed Healy.
“We have demonstrated millions of dollars in savings from power and environmental monitoring, but this rise in asset management reflects the biggest headache for the CFO and CIO: how to deal with security, over-provisioning, accurate audits, planning for data center growth and financial accountability for the use of the data center service.”
RF Code’s new customer acquisitions include Vodafone, CenturyLink, multiple global financial institutions, managed services and cloud providers, energy distributors, healthcare, and oil and gas companies.
IBM recently presented some of its ROI results at an industry meeting. After initially having only 72 percent accuracy into its data center asset inventory, IBM now boasts over 99.7 percent visibility and enjoys 100 percent audit compliance savings on any manual inventory collection. IBM has reduced asset location time by 94 percent and improved asset reconciliation time of lost assets by 80 percent.