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Raritan’s DCIM Solutions Garner Two Industry Innovation Awards

Posted on October 23, 2012

— dcTrack DCIM software and Intelligent Asset Management solutions are recognized —

SOMERSET, N.J. (October 23, 2012) – Raritan, a leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions, today announced that two of its DCIM solutions were recognized for their innovation in efficient data center management.  Raritan dcTrack® DCIM software received the bronze 2012 Innovation Distinction (id 2012) award, and Raritan’s Intelligent Asset Management solution was awarded New Jersey Technology Council’s (NJTC) Innovation Award.

Presented at the 2012 Data Center Innovation Expo (DCIE) in Montreal, id 2012 awards recognize the most noteworthy data center achievements in the past three years.  An international jury of data center experts and operators selected dcTrack because of its proven ability “to help data centers reduce energy consumption, maximize space utilization, extend the useful life and facilitate the operation of a data center in a cost-effective manner.”  Judges also presented id 2012 silver and gold awards to 3M Canada and Énergie Directe Services Commerciaux (Direct Energy), respectively.

According to DCIE, “Data center professionals are constantly looking for new ways to maximize usage of technical, human and financial project resources and to effectively and efficiently facilitate their daily management.  The award recognizes and acknowledges the contribution of visionaries, such as Raritan, whose work is opening new paths to a bright future.”  Raritan demonstrated the DCIM solutions with partner InfraDesigns at the Montreal event.

dcTrack helps data centers better visualize infrastructure resources and their interrelationships – including facilities, network and IT resources.  The DCIM software automates the provisioning and MAC (moves, adds, and changes) processes using built-in intelligent capacity search tools that find the intersection of the optimal space, power and network resources.  dcTrack’s intelligent and automated tools were reported by key customers to greatly reduce manual effort, resulting in 50 percent savings and a quick ROI.

Raritan’s electronic-based Asset Management solution received a NJTC Innovation award.  According to NJTC, “Our goal is to honor companies that have developed exceptional new products and services in the last two years.”  Judges selected Raritan to present the first-of-its-kind Asset Management solution at NJTC’s Innovation event in Bridgewater, NJ.

Raritan’s Intelligent Asset Management solution increases the implementation accuracy of physical moves, adds, and changes; increases the accuracy of associated asset management and DCIM databases; reduces human errors; and, ultimately reduces costs.  By automatically capturing each activity performed at the rack when it happens, the electronic asset tracking solution insures that a data center’s change policy is followed –– and that inventory records are always accurate ––  eliminating the days of outdated and inaccurate spreadsheets and hours searching among racks for a target server.  For more value the Intelligent Asset Management solution integrates seamlessly with dcTrack DCIM software.

“Data centers, the engine powering businesses everywhere, have grown in size, density and complexity; as a result, companies are looking for better ways to manage their data center infrastructures and resources.  dcTrack and Intelligent Asset Management help alleviate major data center pain points and improve operating and energy efficiencies,” said Khaled Nassoura, General Manager of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Solutions at Raritan.  “The industry recognition our DCIM software and hardware solutions have received acknowledges the innovation and excellent pioneering work being done at Raritan.”

About the DCIE
Entirely bilingual, the DCIE is a two-day event complete with French and English educational sessions on the trade’s hot topics and current issues, product demonstrations workshops as well as an exhibition of companies showcasing their most recent innovations in the Data Center industry.

About Raritan (Raritan.com)
Raritan is a proven innovator of power management, infrastructure management, KVM and serial 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; energy management software; DCIM software; KVM-over-IP and Serial-over-IP access 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 was named a Gartner 2012 “Cool Vendor” in the research firm’s DCIM report; a “major DCIM player worldwide” in IDC’s MarketScape Report on DCIM; and, the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s “New Product Innovation Award, North America” for Raritan’s Intelligent Asset Management solution.  Raritan has also been featured in 451 Research’s Report “Raritan brings location tracking, other updates to its DCIM quartet.”

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