Today we announced the expansion of our presence in the Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) market with the launch of CA Data Center Infrastructure Management 4.0 (CA DCIM)-our next generation solution that leverages and extends CA Technologies industry-leading technology for monitoring, managing and optimizing the use of power, cooling, space and assets in the data center.
CA DCIM 4.0 enables users to collect power and environmental information from data center facilities and IT systems in order to better, analyze, report, alert and control the data center environment. It helps decision-makers to more effectively understand energy consumption and use, visualize data center space, place and locate data center assets, manage asset lifecycle, perform root-cause analysis and plan capacity.
As a result of these capabilities, organizations can reduce costs, improve service levels and respond more quickly to change. CA DCIM 4.0 also enables customers to integrate the management of their data center infrastructure with the management of IT to better meet the needs of the business. These benefits are especially important as organizations need to fulfill rapidly expanding business demands within limited budgets.
CA DCIM 4.0 introduces a variety of enhancements, including:
- Improved IT asset discovery and monitoring for better identification of potentially underutilized equipment;
- Expanded integration gateway functions for improved data capture;
- 3-D visualization of thermal environment for discovering hot spots that indicate inefficiencies and potential threats to critical IT services;
- Simplified analysis, identification and recommendation of available rack space based on multiple factors;
- Integration with CA Executive Insight for Service Assurance; and
- Expanded integration with Cisco EnergyWise.
In addition to integrating with IT management tools such as service desks, change management systems, configuration management databases (CMDBs), workload and virtualization management tools, CA DCIM 4.0 enables customers to leverage facilities management systems such as BMS, power distribution, HVAC, and environmental sensors-unifying them for data center monitoring, troubleshooting, optimization and planning.
For more information on how CA DCIM 4.0 can provide you with a comprehensive monitoring and management system that helps bring together IT and facilities visit http://bit.ly/M6kw9T. With the right DCIM solution you can meet the needs of the business more reliably and rapidly, and at lower cost. CA DCIM's advanced functionality, can help you consistently make better use of power, space and cooling capacity so that they can achieve more from your critical infrastructure.