The management environment in today's data center encompasses a vast set of devices and applications.
It can include in-band and out-of-band access, power control and management solutions of different technologies, vendors and product generations. So to provide services and problem resolution, simple, speedy and secure ways to view, locate, access and utilize different components are necessary.
Infrastructure management solutions provide you with simplified, yet flexible points of access to all of your devices. They offer you comprehensive and granular systems for viewing, controlling and auditing all user and administrator transactions. They can help simplify processes, and give you an expedited method to reduce the time you need to resolve problems. Plus they have the ability to conform and comply with company and industry security procedures and standards.
dcTrack® is an award-winning, easy-to-use data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution that provides you with real-time information about your facilities, networks and IT. dcTrack clearly visualizes your infrastructure to help you manage placement of your IT equipment, make informed capacity management decisions and keep accurate track of your data center assets. dcTrack is easy to implement, integrate, administer and operate, providing a fast ROI.
Intelligent Asset Tracking - AMS/AMT
Even modest-size data centers have a large number of IT assets, from servers to storage to networking equipment, that need to be tracked. Often this is done ad hoc, using Excel® spreadsheets and Visio® diagrams which become very labor intensive. Missing just a few moves, adds or changes can quickly make a spreadsheet asset-tracking system obsolete. Often this asset information is out of date within weeks.
With Raritan’s unique Asset Management Tags (AMTs) and Asset Management Sensors (AMSs), data center operators can now have an accurate, automated, real-time inventory of all IT assets and their locations, down to the 1U level. AMT and AMS can be combined with Raritan’s dcTrack® data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software which is designed to track assets, determine capacity in a number of areas and manage changes.
EMX - Smart Rack Controller and Sensors
Every data center has some method of monitoring temperature even if it is just a thermometer or a thermostat on a data center wall. But today, that is hardly considered a best practice. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommends measuring the cool air entering IT equipment near the bottom, in the middle and near the top of each IT rack. Today, many data center managers want to equip their racks with ways to detect water, smoke or when a cabinet door is opened. Some w