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What do I have in my data center?
Where is it located?
How is it connected?
Who owns what?
Spreadsheets or Homegrown tools
Need to physically go on site to determine space availability and position
Inaccurate and incomplete records
Instantaneous visual and textual information on the equipment in the data center reduces troubleshooting time
No need to send someone physically on site.
Centralized database enables accurate record keeping and processes
With an overwhelming number of IT assets to monitor, asset tracking in data centers has become a difficult process. Multiple excel files and visio diagrams, and home grown systems can be hard to use, hard to maintain, and error prone. As a result, your current solution might not be able to deliver the information you need, when you need it.
dcTrack® is Raritan's easy-to-use DCIM software that lets data center professionals maintain an accurate inventory of data center assets and real-time views across the entire data center, including equipment in racks like servers, storage, networking equipment, rack PDUs, patch panels and even applications. You can also see infrastructure devices like floor PDUs and branch circuit panels, UPSs and CRAC units. And more importantly, dcTrack maps physical relationships between all of these devices so you can easily see how everything in the data center is physically connected; and it does it down to the individual port level. It basically shows you the entire power and network chain at a click of a button. dcTrack is a comprehensive enterprise-class DCIM solution that eliminates pain of managing multiple files from ad hoc desktop tools like Excel® spreadsheets and Visio® diagrams.
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