June 16, 2015
CommScope has partnered with HP to provide its iTRACS data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) platform with HP’s Converged Management Consulting Services.
Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of enterprise solutions at CommScope, described the partnership as “an important step in the journey of driving customer-centric infrastructure management.”
The combination of iTRACS DCIM and HP’s converged management framework simplifies and improves the ability of data centre managers to manage and optimize their infrastructure to meet their organization’s fast-changing needs, the two companies said in a release.
William Bloomstein, director of strategic and solutions marketing at Commscope, described DCIM in a recent blog as a software-based management tool that provides a comprehensive view of the various physical systems and assets in the data centre, including information technology equipment and systems, and the facilities and utilities that support them.
“IT devices can include servers, storage and network switches,” he wrote. “The facilities equipment monitored by DCIM might include assets such as power distribution units and computer room air conditioning.
“The time span between the emergence of new generations of technology is growing shorter and this phenomenon is especially apparent within the data centre. Most data centres started as connectivity technology housed in wiring closets, then quickly started requiring entire floors. Today, many are in their own buildings comprised of hundreds of thousands of square feet housing hundreds of millions of dollars in IT and facilities investments. “