Raritan's dcTrack Software Available as VMware-ready Virtual Appliance

Release 2.4 simplifies data center capacity management, lowers operations cost.

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Raritan has released its dcTrack data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software solution as a VMware-ready virtual appliance, lowering the total cost of ownership by simplifying installation and saving hours for deployment and configuration. In addition, platform operating system and database licensing costs are eliminated, along with their associated integration costs.

With a new Web-based architecture, combined with a number of new usability enhancements, dcTrack release 2.4 improves the daily operations of managing change and capacity in the data center and reduces operating costs associated with decentralized and manual tracking of data center assets. For data center managers who lack effective tools and processes to manage change and capacity, dcTrack provides point-and-click access to asset information and Visio-like visualization tools to help improve data center utilization. Armed with accurate, up-to-date information, along with detailed power and Ethernet cable plant management, operators can save valuable time by being able to quickly locate available capacity and determine optimal locations for placement of IT equipment in their data centers.

DcTrack maintains real-time views and granular details of every asset and their connections across the entire data center -- including servers, networking, and environmental assets. It also provides up-to-the-minute views of a data center's power consumption, heat dissipation, and available floor and cabinet/rack space for efficient capacity management.
Enhancements in dcTrack 2.4 software are designed to simplify data center management by delivering easier data imports, LDAP user authentication, and an improved user interface. The software also includes new workflow/audit reports, including: a "What Connects to" report that shows all equipment connected to a particular circuit breaker; Structured Cabling report, and snmpTrack report that can plot rack PDU outlet-level readings.

DcTrack 2.4 is available now. More information can be found here.