Global Patent Index - EP 1110162 A1

EP 1110162 A1 20010627 - HARDWARE/SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT, PURCHASING AND OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM

Title (en)

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT, PURCHASING AND OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM

Title (de)

SYSTEM ZUM VERWALTEN, EINKAUFEN UND OPTIMIEREN VON HARDWARE UND SOFTWARE

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE GESTION, D'ACHAT ET D'OPTIMISATION DE MATERIEL/LOGICIEL

Publication

EP 1110162 A1 20010627 (EN)

Application

EP 99968731 A 19990902

Priority

  • US 9920168 W 19990902
  • US 9962998 P 19980908

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0014667A1] The invention provides for tracking and day-to-day management of technical requirements, cost and environmental details of existing computer data centers, and the creation of scenarios for determining the optimum acquisition, expansion and reconfiguration strategies of the data centers as well as the forecasting of technical requirements, costs and environmental requirements of existing and proposed configurations of the data centers. A knowledge base comprises technical and financial specifications of various storage devices and other computer hardware as provided. A modeling tool allows for the creation of various "What-If" scenarios of possible data center configurations for long term projections of the technical and financial requirements of existing, modified or proposed data center configurations. The cost of individual devices, systems or data center locations, as well as the cost of proposed new equipment including software are tracked. Also provided is the ability to present technical, financial and other information of a data center of various levels, such as at the configuration, location, system and individual device levels, as well as the ability to prepare custom reports, tables and charts of the information.

IPC 1-7

G06F 17/60; G06F 17/50

IPC 8 full level

G06F 17/50 (2006.01); G06Q 10/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G06F 30/00 (2020.01); G06Q 10/06 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0014667A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 0014667 A1 20000316; WO 0014667 A9 20001019; AU 6025199 A 20000327; EP 1110162 A1 20010627

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 9920168 W 19990902; AU 6025199 A 19990902; EP 99968731 A 19990902