iTRACS With Intel Data Center Manager “Inside”: Redefining Energy Efficiency in the Data Center
CHICAGO, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — iTRACS Corporation, Inc., the leading provider of open, enterprise-class Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions driving strategic value in enterprise infrastructure, today announced the release of new integrated capabilities unleashing unparalleled energy efficiency and business value in the data center.
The new offering extends the visibility, reach, and analytics of iTRACS PowerEye(TM), a best-practices strategy that offers end-to-end visualization and management of the entire power chain, inclusive of all interdependencies, across IT, Facilities, and Building Management Systems. By integrating Intel® Data Center Manager software with the iTRACS Converged Physical Infrastructure Management(TM) (CPIM(TM)) platform, iTRACS has enhanced its PowerEye(TM) strategy with the collection, management, and analysis of power, temperature, and environmental information at the device level (CPU).
With visibility and analytics now extended to the CPU level, iTRACS customers can make knowledge-based decisions that proactively improve energy efficiency and optimize the business value of their infrastructure assets. They can quickly identify and decommission underutilized devices, plan capacity and commission equipment based on actual power usage, improve availability by resolving power or cooling issues before they become problems, and drive energy consumption and costs out of the operation.
“How many assets are unused or underutilized, draining power without delivering quantifiable value to the business? Where are your greatest vulnerabilities in terms of power or cooling issues that can lead to outages? Which server models offer the best business output per energy consumed – and where is the best location to add 300 more next month in your data center? These are the kinds of operational challenges that iTRACS and Intel are solving today,” said Elizabeth Given, President and CEO of iTRACS.
“iTRACS combines holistic visibility and optimization of the entire power chain from a single point of management,” Ms. Given explained. “Our interactive 3D modeling, context-rich actionable information, and what-if predictive insight are combined with Intel’s unparalleled granularity in CPU data collection and aggregation, monitoring, and analysis. We’re excited to provide these capabilities effective immediately. It’s a powerful offering for data center owners and operators seeking to optimize the efficiency and business value of their infrastructure from the utility down to every CPU on every rack.”
Extending iTRACS PowerEye(TM) with device-level information from Intel will enhance decision-making across a range of initiatives, such as increasing rack densities using actual CPU power and temperature readings, consolidating energy-guzzling assets (both IT and Facilities), and preventing outages from occurring by resolving power circuit overloads, data center hot spots, and cooling failures. With the resultant analytics, iTRACS customers will have deeper insight into all physical infrastructure-related operational metrics.
“Intel is pleased to collaborate with iTRACS to extend the value of iTRACS PowerEye(TM) deeper into the data center,” said Jeff Klaus, Director, Data Center Solutions, Intel. “Intel Data Center Manager provides iTRACS users with the ability to extract real-time and server-level details on power use to more accurately provision power and reduce overall expenses, changing the game about how energy is managed and optimized to serve the needs of the business.”
The enhanced iTRACS capability is available today.
iTRACS Corporation is the leading provider of enterprise-class Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions that drive efficiency, performance, and strategic value in the data center. iTRACS’ best-in-class portfolio, Converged Physical Infrastructure Management(TM) (CPIM(TM)), features the world’s first and only holistic view of enterprise infrastructure using an interactive, navigable 3D environment. Interactive 3D Visualization – The Efficiency Engine(TM) unleashes new opportunities to create efficiency and business value in the design, management, and optimization of IT physical infrastructure. Today, iTRACS is being globally deployed in some of the world’s most complex data centers and IT infrastructures, including four of the seven industry-recognized global leaders in data center design and management. iTRACS is proud to be named a 2011 Gartner Cool Vendor in DCIM, and named an IDC Major Player in DCIM in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide DCIM 2011 Vendor Analysis report. www.itracs.com.
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