Data Center Infrastructure Management Software

Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Overview

What is Data Center Infrastructure Management Software?

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Software provides centralized management of data center performance, as well as general data center modeling tools. This may encompass health tracking and alerting features (e.g. cooling and wiring monitoring, disaster alerts, etc) and also capacity planning, migration or modernization.


Beyond preventing disaster or downtime, data gleaned from DCIM can be used for auditing and policy compliance ascertainment. Also, DCIM have evolved to accommodate the modern data center. This means they may also track cloud servers and assets, and software. This includes hypervisors and virtual machines (VMs), as well as potentially complex customer resource allocations and application mapping.

Features of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Software:

DCIM software generally provides the following features:

  • Data center device discovery

  • Special support for data center equipment (e.g. chilled water system)

  • Rack space planning and floor space management

  • Graphical depiction for spatial / location data (e.g. rack height, cable placement)

  • Connectivity analysis & management

  • Capacity utilization, heatmap

  • Network downtime or loss testing impact modeling

  • Customer resource allocation tracking

  • Dynamic power chain analysis and fault simulation

  • Support for multiple communication protocols

  • Energy cost and utilization analysis

  • Temperature tracking, cooling management

  • Configurable alarm threshold

  • Tracking for physical, virtual, and cloud-assets

  • KPI tracking

  • Open API and software integrations for data sharing

Pricing Information

Pricing of DCIM packages tends to vary a great deal. They scale with the complexity of features desired, which corresponds to the complexity of data center. Simpler packages may supply only asset discovery and performance tracking. Configuration, patching, and software maintenance increase cost of deployment. Pricing also scales directly with data center size. A larger number of assets (e.g. nodes, cabinets, cloud instances, virtual machines) means greater cost. Monthly or annual subscription-based licensing are common, rather than perpetual licensing.

Data Center Infrastructure Management Products

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Device42

Device42 is presented by the vendor as a comprehensive, agentless discovery system for Hybrid IT. They state Device42 can continuously discover, map, and optimize infrastructure and applications across data centers and cloud, providing accurate views of an IT ecosystem. Device42…

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is a monitoring and management platform. It is optimized for large organizations and enterprises, particularly with data centers.

Nlyte Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

Nlyte, headquartered San Mateo, California offers their eponymous a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution.

PATCH MANAGER

Dutch company Patchmanager presents a wiring and connectivity oriented DCIM solution, PATCH MANAGER, providing management of copper, fber, WAN, LAN and power infrastructure.

CA DCIM (Discontinued)

CA DCIM was a data center infrastructure management solution retired by CA Technologies in 2015.

Vertiv Environet, formerly from Geist

Vertiv's Environet is a DCIM solution which collects the data needed to run data centers efficiently. With visibility and management of the data center environment, Environet is designed to transform complexity into simplicity. Access to real-time, holistic information empowers users…

QCT Rackgo R

QCT Rackgo R is a server management application.

Rahi Systems

According to the vendor, Rahi Systems, is dedicated to helping our customers leverage best-of-breed technologies to execute their business strategy. We are uniquely capable of combining data center, IT and audio/video solutions to create an integrated environment that drives efficiencies,…

QCT System Manager (QSM)

QCT System Manager (QSM) is a hyper scale data center infrastructure management tool for managing large datacenters and also remote IT assets.

ATEN eco Sensors

ATEN International headquartered in Taiwan offers eco Sensors, a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution.

GxInfra

GalaxE.Solutions headquartered in Somerset offers GxInfra, a data center infrastructure management application.

Rittal RiZone

Rittal offers RiZone, a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) option.

Panduit SmartZone DCIM

Panduit headquartered in Illinois offers SmartZone DCIM, a suite of applications designed to cover data center infrastructure monitoring and management functionality.

netTerrain

netTerrain DCIM, from Graphical Networks, is a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution, built to automate and simplify the visualization, management, and documentation of Data Centers. From its discovery engine, API connectors to 3rd party applications, power…

DCImanager

DCImanager enables users to automate data center infrastructure management by reducing IT management costs. The platform is designed to eliminate the need to use multiple third-party software to manage these tasks. All features are available from a single platform. Server configuration…

Lenovo XClarity

The Lenovo XClarity family of products present a system and server management solution, featuring server configuration and administration, power and cooling monitoring, and integration of Lenovo servers into IT infrastructure, among other features.

Sunbird DCIM

Sunbird Software headquartered in New Jersey offers their DCIM Suite of applications, available a la carte, as a total DCIM suite, in an asset and capacity oriented bundle or bundled for environmental and power consumption monitoring. The suite includes tools like Asset, Capacity,…

Raritan Power IQ

Power IQ DCIM Monitoring Software enables data center and facility managers to closely monitor and efficiently utilize their existing data center power infrastructure. Data center health maps, power analytics, cooling charts, and reports alert you to potential trouble, and help you…

Quanta Datacenter Manager (QDCM)

The Quanta Datacenter Manager (QDCM), from QCT, supports monitoring of datacenter infrastructure, such as temperature, and power usage, provide energy optimization, and monitor overall datacenter health.

NETSCOUT nGeniusPULSE

NETSCOUT’s nGeniusPULSE delivers the visibility needed in today’s IT eco-system to ensure the availability, reliability, and performance of mission-critical business services across a multi-cloud environment, from wherever users need access.

RACKWISE DCiM X

Rackwise provides Data Center Infrastructure Management Software, Rackwise DCiM X, that helps monitor, manage, optimize, visually map and proactively assess risk across all data center assets. Gartner states that clients can expect to receive a 20% ROI on a DCIM investment.

CommScope iTRACS DCIM

CommScope headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina, acquired iTRACS in March 2013 and now supports the data center infrastructure management platform.