SOMERSET, N.J., June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunbird Software, a global innovator in software solutions that simplify how data centers are managed, today announced the general availability of Sunbird dcTrack® 5.1 DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) Operations software. Release 5.1 expands dcTrack's centralized, single-pane-of-glass view of data center assets and their associated power and data connections with enhancements that accelerate and simplify data center operations for more effective resource planning and decision making.
"Maintaining an up-to-date asset inventory and tracking the relationships between these assets and their physical network and power connectivity are among the most critical challenges facing data center managers and operators today. Without this data, planning and capacity management become extremely difficult," said Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software. "The feature enhancements in dcTrack 5.1 help users tackle these obstacles so they can understand data center capacity in real time and at every level to dramatically improve data center operations management."
Enhancements in dcTrack 5.1
Release 5.1 features a new 3D Visualizer that enables users to orbit a data center for a bird's-eye view of all equipment as well as a zoomed-in focus on the assets within each cabinet from a standard browser, without any additional software. Users also can leverage 3D-enhanced reporting on real-time environment and power data as well as capacity reports on space and weight for more precise planning and change management. With trends toward densely packed racks and converged infrastructure, customers are looking to more accurately determine the weight of their cabinets to bill back users for additional space occupied.
The Models Library, Sunbird's extensive repository of over 30,000 Smart Models across over 450 manufacturers, has been redesigned in the web interface to help users access and manage model information through faster and more granular search. Users can view all available models through a user-friendly grid interface that allows users to search and filter information across make, model, version, and virtually any other attribute stored. Updating the Models Library is easier than ever with the Update Wizard, which takes users step-by-step through the streamlined update process.
Further improvements in dcTrack 5.1 include import and export of data panel ports and structured cabling, support for IPv6 asset configuration, additional real-time data integration with Power IQ® DCIM Monitoring, and updates to address customer-reported issues and security fixes.
"Sunbird's dcTrack DCIM Operations has taken a major step forward with the launch of dcTrack 5.1. The modern, web-based interface is clean, intuitive, and searchable," said Joseph Keena, Data Center Manager and five-year dcTrack user. "The new 3D visualization allows us to understand our data center capacities for space, power, and cooling."
For more information on dcTrack 5.1, see the release notes available on Sunbird's support portal: http://support.sunbirddcim.com/.
Sunbird's dcTrack 5.1 DCIM Operations update is available worldwide on a cabinet/month subscription or perpetual license basis. For customers with valid maintenance contracts, the update can be downloaded from the support portal. For a test drive, visit http://info.sunbirddcim.com/dctrack-test-drive.
About Sunbird Software
Sunbird Software is changing the way data centers are being managed. Since 2008, Sunbird has been a leading global provider of DCIM software. With a focus on real user scenarios for real customer problems, we help data center operators manage tasks and processes faster and more efficiently than ever before, while saving costs and improving availability. We strive to eliminate the complexity they have been forced to accept from point tools and homegrown applications, removing the dependency on emails and spreadsheets to transform the delivery of data center services. Sunbird delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, deploy, use, and maintain. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connections with our customers who share best practices and participate in our user groups and product development process. Learn more today at http://info.sunbirddcim.com/dctrack-test-drive.
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