Data Center Infrastructure Management
What is Second-Generation DCIM?
Software for Data Center Infrastructure Management
A new way to manage data center is here.
Ad-hoc data center management tools may work for a specific point task but often these tools do not effectively work together to resolve common and often complex issues, such as figuring out where there is capacity to roll out new servers, finding stranded power capacity, or something as basic as having a clear understanding of what assets you have in a data center. DCIM software provides data center operations managers with the ability to identify, locate, visualize, and manage all physical data center assets, quickly provision new equipment, and confidently plan capacity for future growth. DCIM tools can also help control energy costs, improve data center design, and increase operational efficiency.
Implementing a Data Center Infrastructure Management solution provides data center operations managers and their companies with significant operational and cost-saving benefits, today and into the future.
Benefits of using DCIM:
How is it configured and connected?
Where is it located?
Who owns it?
What’s the maintenance on it?
When do I run out?
How can I budget it?
Where can I put stuff?
How do I better utilize it?
What is the impact?
Who does the work?
When is the work done?
How do I know it’s done?
What is the cost of it?
Who’s using it?
Who is meeting their saving goals?
What can I bill back?
Can rack elevations be automatically updated so I no longer need to update Visio?
How can I visualize power, temperature, and humidity sensor readings across my data center floor at a glance?
How much is available?
How do I ensure uptime and reliability?
How can I accommodate high density?
Am I overcooling my data center?
Can I use free cooling?
How do I maintain a safe environment for IT equipment?
How can we control who has access to cabinets and cages?
How can we track and audit who was in a cabinet?
How can I restrict access to users or tenants through role-based permissions?
BI & Analytics
How can I track KPIs most important to my organization?
How can I share my dashboards and reports with my management and team?
How can I easily know physical port capacity?
How can I easily document structured cabling?
How can I visualize copper and fiber cabling and cable trays across my entire data center floor?
A variety of KVM-over-IP Switches that leverage today’s Ethernet and TCP/IP networks to provide anytime/anywhere remote access, control and management.
Our KVM-over-IP switches provide at-the-rack access plus unlimited IP access and control via LAN, WAN and the Internet. Suitable for small labs to the largest enterprise data centers.
What is DCIM?
Do Know the Current Location of Your IT Assets?
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software is a new class of software that gives data center operators the ability to run efficient data center operations and improve data center infrastructure planning and design. It typically replaces Excel, Visio, and home grown databases. DCIM software can bridge information across organizational domains – Data Center Ops, Facilities, and IT to maximize utilization of the data center.