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Raritan boosts its DCIM leadership position with dcTrack 3.0; simplifies managing complex data center

Posted on March 4, 2013

— Intelligent asset, capacity, and change management solution provides answers to the top things data center professionals want to know —
— British Airways and Major Oil Company on dcTrack 3.0 —

SOMERSET, N.J. (March 4, 2013) – Raritan, a leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and power monitoring solutions, today introduced dcTrack® 3.0 DCIM software providing new capabilities to make it easier for data center professionals to obtain information on their data center infrastructures. 

Many data centers are managed with spreadsheets, homegrown databases, or diagramming solutions that often become inaccurate and unwieldy when managing thousands of servers and supporting components and the complexity of today’s data centers.  dcTrack DCIM software, instead, provides real-time, accurate information and new insights on data center assets, infrastructure capacity, and energy use from any Web browser with just a few clicks.  Thereby, eliminating the need to go to a rack to look at the power chain, network connections, and empty slots each time a server change needs to be made.

New capabilities in dcTrack 3.0 further simplify the capturing of infrastructure and asset data; managing equipment adds, moves and changes; and generating analytics-based insight reports to help with decision making. 

Among the new features in dcTrack 3.0 is the My Company Library, an asset model sub-library tailored for an organization to make it easier and faster to enter data and obtain information. 

Enhancements to dcTrack 3.0 also improve change management and workflow processes through integration with external CMDB and Ticketing systems – making it easier to electronically exchange information with customers’ existing systems and processes. 

“Raritan is the leading DCIM provider because our solutions answer the questions that data center professionals have to answer on a daily basis:  ‘Show me what is in rack 5.’  ‘Show me every device supporting our CRM system.’  ‘Tell me when this data center will run out of capacity or energy; better yet, give me some suggestions on how I can extend the life of the data center.’  ‘Tell me how much energy we are using,’” says James Cerwinski, DCIM Product Manager at Raritan.  “dcTrack simplifies all stages of DCIM – from data gathering to generating insight reports – so that customers have an easy-to-use solution, instead of a time-consuming digital beast to feed that often occurs with other solutions.”

dcTrack 3.0’s asset-auto-discovery and self-learning process engines and ad hoc reporting capabilities are all designed to support easy deployment of the solution and to enable data center professionals to easily get the answers to their questions.  dcTrack 3.0, which is available worldwide, has a pay-as-you-grow pricing structure based on the number of data center cabinets.

What customers are saying about dcTrack 3.0:

British Airways
“dcTrack helps bring order to the complex maze of data center infrastructures,” said Keith Bott, Service Manager Equipment & Facilities at British Airways.  “When you have a dynamic and complex environment with many moving parts and interdependencies, you look for solutions to help make it easier to manage. 

“Raritan’s dcTrack does that by providing us with an easy way to get accurate information on our infrastructures.  Because dcTrack covers the entire lifecycle of an asset – from the point it is placed in the rack to when it is moved – it captures all the key information necessary to support asset, capacity and change management in a data center.  As a result, it enables us to quickly allocate space for new servers, manage power and network connectivity, issue work orders; and, provides capacity planning across all British Airways data centers.”

Major Global Oil and Gas Company
“With dcTrack, we are able to import large amounts of asset data at a single time, making it easier to load asset data into the system.  We are also able to track devices in the back of the racks and track individual storage arrays, which we weren’t able to do with our previous asset tracking system.  This gives us a better overall picture of all the assets in our data center environment.”  – Data Center Coordinator at an International Oil and Gas Company.

To learn more on all of dcTrack 3.0’s new features, visit www.raritan.com/dctrack/

About Raritan (Raritan.com)
Raritan is a proven innovator of energy and infrastructure management 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; DCIM software; energy management software; KVM-over-IP and Serial-over-IP access and control 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.  Raritan also was named a “Cool DCIM Vendor” by Gartner, a “major DCIM player worldwide” by IDC and “Strong Value DCIM Vendor” by EMA. 

Some of the awards Raritan DCIM solutions have won include Network Computing’s New Product of the Year Award, American Technology Terman Award,  Green I.T. Award, Innovation Distinction (id 2012)Award, China Green ICT industry Technology Innovation Award,  INTEROP Tokyo Award,  Data Center Solutions (DCS) Industry Award, Uptime Institute Green Enterprise IT Award, TechTarget/SearchDataCenter’s Product of the Year Silver Award, CRN’s Data Center 100, and Frost & Sullivan’s New Product Innovation Award.

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