LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raritan is showing the new connection management capabilities of dcTrack® 2.6 DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) software at AFCOM Data Center World this week. dcTrack 2.6 keeps track of IT and facility assets -- including power and data network connections -- as well as the relationships between these resources, so that data center professionals can have a complete view of their data centers and can quickly see how potential changes to infrastructure elements could impact data center operations and business applications.
With its second-generation automated connection management capabilities, dcTrack helps data center professionals build and manage data network and power connections quickly and efficiently, instead of having to rely on tools, such as Excel and Visio, that are not designed to be used as DCIM tools.
"A complete DCIM solution includes connection management, because without these capabilities you only have a partial view of your data center infrastructure and partial understanding of your data center resources and their interrelations," says James Cerwinski, Software Manager at Raritan. "Better visibility of end-to-end connections of infrastructure resources greatly reduces time associated with adding, changing and repairing equipment, as well as data center planning. It also enables untapped capacity to be discovered and used; reducing capital and operational expenditures."
To learn how much time and money could be saved potentially with dcTrack, Raritan today introduced a new ROI calculator. The ROI tool takes into consideration the savings that can be realized if a data center leverages dcTrack's tools that make more efficient use of power, cooling, space and connection resources -- as well as staffing resources.
Intelligent Connection Management
Using dcTrack's new Web interface, complete network and power connection maps can be viewed, and more details are revealed with a simple click on a map. Network circuits are shown end-to-end with all the intermediate nodes, providing detailed information about each node or connection point. dcTrack's intuitive circuit builder has the flexibility to model any data network topology going through any number of patch panels without violating connectivity standards.
dcTrack 2.6 also enables the user to model the power path from the data center's uninterruptible power supply (UPS) going through the power distribution units (PDUs), circuit breakers, rack PDUs, and down to the load – the servers and switches – without allowing power capacities to be exceeded at any node.
Raritan will be showing dcTrack 2.6's new intelligent connection management capabilities, as well as other DCIM solutions, in Booth#930 at the AFCOM conference.
dcTrack is an award-winning, easy-to-use DCIM solution that efficiently provides real-time information about facilities, networks and IT infrastructures. dcTrack's ability to clearly visualize infrastructure resources helps manage placement of IT equipment, make informed capacity management decisions and keep accurate track of data center assets. dcTrack is easy to implement, integrate, administer and operate, providing a fast ROI. dcTrack offers pay-as-you-grow pricing based on the number of cabinets in your data center.
dcTrack was featured in the recent IDC MarketScape Report on DCIM. The report named Raritan a "major player worldwide" in the DCIM space.
dcTrack was also featured in 451 Research's Report "Raritan brings location tracking, other updates to its DCIM quartet".
For more information on dcTrack software, visit www.raritan.com/connectivity-management.
About Raritan (Raritan.com)
Raritan is a proven innovator of power management, infrastructure management, KVM and serial solutions for data centers of all sizes. In more than 50,000 locations worldwide, Raritan's award-winning hardware and software solutions -- including intelligent rack PDUs; energy management software; DCIM software solution; KVM-over-IP and Serial-over-IP access products -- provide IT and facility directors, managers and administrators with the control they need to increase power management efficiency, improve data center productivity and enhance branch office operations. Based in Somerset, N.J., Raritan has offices worldwide serving customers in 76 countries. Visit us at Raritan.com or follow us on the Raritan blog. Raritan is an active member of the Green Grid, Climate Savers Computing Initiative, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design associations. The company has been recognized by the EPA for its contribution to the agency's data center initiative.
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