Data Center Infrastructure Management

What is Second-Generation DCIM?

Software for Data Center Infrastructure Management

This next generation of DCIM addresses many of the pain points experienced with legacy DCIM tools and provides specific capabilities and features designed to help data center managers make smarter operational decisions. It 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. Today’s data center managers have moved beyond Excel, Visio, and traditional data center management tools. They expect solutions that meet the requirements of modern data center environments and leverage new technology to maintain uptime, drive efficiency, and boost productivity. They need second-generation DCIM that is fast, easy, and complete.

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:

Asset Management

What do I have?
How is it configured and connected?
Where is it located?
Who owns it?
What’s the maintenance on it?

Capacity Management

How much do I have?
When do I run out?
How can I budget it?
Where can I put stuff?
How do I better utilize it?

Change Management

How do I manage moves, adds, deletes?
What is the impact?
Who does the work?
When is the work done?
How do I know it’s done?

Energy Management

How can I save energy?
What is the cost of it?
Who’s using it?
Who is meeting their saving goals?
What can I bill back?


Can I navigate my data center in 3D as if I’m there?
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?

Power Monitoring

How much is being consumed?
How much is available?
How do I ensure uptime and reliability?
How can I accommodate high density?

Environmental Monitoring

How can I better manage hot spots?
Am I overcooling my data center?
Can I use free cooling?
How do I maintain a safe environment for IT equipment?


How can I secure my data center against physical threats?
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 easily analyze the information needed to make data-driven decisions?
How can I track KPIs most important to my organization?
How can I share my dashboards and reports with my management and team?


How are my assets connected to network, power, and storage?
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?

KVM-over-IP Switches

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.