The two organizations have joined forces to transform Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM). Together, the companies will advance solutions to help customers break through current DCIM limitations and better manage data center power, space and cooling with complete awareness of the complex interdependencies and processes underlying the enterprise infrastructure.
The joint development initiative provided for in the partnership agreement is designed to integrate enterprise IT management with physical infrastructure management for “single pane” management of a customer’s DCIM ecosystem – IT infrastructure, facilities infrastructure, building management systems, and IT systems and processes.
The companies will integrate capabilities from two software solutions that powerfully support DCIM: CA ecoSoftware and iTRACS Converged Physical Infrastructure Management™ (CPIM™). CA ecoSoftware provides for real-time IT and facilities system integration, analytics and automation. It helps enable power and cooling data collection and analysis, reporting, alerting and control across a wide range of data center IT and building protocols, platforms and systems. iTRACS CPIM features the world’s first and only holistic view of enterprise infrastructure using an interactive, navigable 3D environment that provides users with comprehensive command-and-control over their entire physical ecosystem.
Under the agreement, the companies will leverage their respective systems management expertise to innovate and evolve a comprehensive DCIM model – DCIModel™ – enabling the holistic management of the interdependencies of asset, space, time, power, connectivity and processes. This collaboration will deliver a new level of infrastructure efficiency that transcends the confines of conventional DCIM.
“We’re excited to join forces with CA Technologies to help customers unleash the true potential of DCIM,” said Elizabeth Given, president and CEO, iTRACS. “The capabilities provided by the integration of iTRACS CPIM and CA ecoSoftware will empower customers to see, manage and optimize their enterprise infrastructure holistically, enabling the knowledge-based decisions that drive positive business outcomes. This, we believe, is what DCIM is meant to be.”
With the integration of CA ecoSoftware and iTRACS CPIM, data center owners and operators can better optimize capacity and performance, improve availability, reduce energy consumption and costs, manage change, and more effectively leverage data center and cloud technologies to serve the organization’s business mission.
Users of both products will have an impressive understanding of – and control over – the complex web of interrelationships that exist between IT and facilities assets. The richness, accessibility and immediacy of insight, combined with the power and flexibility of automation, will help increase availability and make better use of capacity. This will result in more efficient use of the infrastructure to better meet the needs of the business.
“By combining our strengths, we are delivering a unique approach to DCIM that helps organizations enhance the agility, efficiency and dependability of their infrastructure,” said Terrence Clark, general manager, CA ecoSoftware, CA Technologies. “Under this partnership agreement, we are offering a new level of visibility, convergence and automation that helps organizations cope with the need for availability, the pressures of data center power, space and cooling capacity and the demand for greater efficiency. This is DCIM at its best.”
The companies will demonstrate the integration of CA ecoSoftware and iTRACS CPIM at CA World (November 13-16) in Las Vegas.
iTRACS Corporation is the leading provider of enterprise-class Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions that drive efficiency, performance, cost savings, and strategic value in the data center. iTRACS’ best-in-class portfolio, Converged Physical Infrastructure Management™ (CPIM™), features the world’s first and only holistic view of enterprise infrastructure using an interactive, navigable 3D environment. Interactive 3D Visualization – The Efficiency Engine™ unleashes new opportunities to create efficiency and business value in the design, management, and optimization of IT physical infrastructure. iTRACS is proud to be included by Gartner as a 2011 Gartner Cool Vendor in Data Center Infrastructure Management. www.itracs.com.