"Data center owners and operators have been looking for a better way to turn complex amounts of data pulled from their DCIM solution into predictive insight across all physical data center resources,” said Ernest Pickens, senior vice president of new market development, CommScope. “Our breadth of capabilities across the datacenter and understanding of the trends gives us the insight to address customer needs and we believe has helped position us as a Visionary with Gartner.”
the biggest challenges for data center operators is the guesswork involved in
planning and running the data center. A new capability in CommScope’s iTRACS
award-winning data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software suite helps
address this challenge through capacity forecasting that provides a more solid
understanding of data center assets.
DCIM 4.2 extends the user experience of DCIM with the iTRACS Capacity
Forecaster™ browser-based engine allowing data center operators to predict,
understand and act upon their future capacity needs across the entire physical
ecosystem, including power, space (floor and rack), cooling and network
According to Gartner’s recent Magic
Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools report, “Visionaries
either demonstrate a good understanding of where the market is going or have a
compelling vision about how to change market rules. However, they may be
challenged to consistently execute against that vision because of
undercapitalization, a limited market presence, lack of experience, smaller
company size or narrower market scope. As the quadrant's name suggests,
Visionaries are often innovators that introduce new capabilities earlier than
the vendors typically found in the Challengers and Niche Players quadrants. In
the DCIM market, Visionaries tend to be well-attuned to the impact of broader
data center trends, including such things as integrated systems,
software-defined data centers and alternative energy sources.” The iTRACS 4.2 forecasting capability integrates data and information to
predict the outcome of scenarios without relying heavily on historical
owners and operators have been looking for a better way to turn complex amounts
of data pulled from their DCIM solution into predictive insight across all
physical data center resources,” said Ernest Pickens, senior vice president of
new market development, CommScope. “Our breadth of capabilities across the
datacenter and understanding of the trends gives us the insight to address
customer needs and we believe has helped position us as a Visionary with
In addition to iTRACS
Capacity Forecaster, the 4.2 release offers better use of commissioning to
enable faster implementation of new IT assets, thus reducing the lag time of
experiencing the benefits of the new equipment. Operators can plan and execute
more complex moves, adds and changes within the data center environment faster
and more efficiently.
will be publically available and demonstrated at the Gartner Data Center,
Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference, December 7-10 at
booth #437 in Las Vegas.
The iTRACS DCIM software suite is globally
available to CommScope customers and supported through CommScope’s extensive PartnerPRO™
Network. The Capacity Forecaster is
available to existing iTRACS customers as part of iTRACS' commitment to
offering comprehensive DCIM capabilities solution.
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Center Capacity: How Much Do You Have and Need?
Modern Data Center – Challenges and Innovations
Integrating iTRACS CPIM and imVision
Expanding Your Data Center
Efficiency with DCIM
iTRACS Converged Physical Infrastructure
Management and CPIM are trademarks or registered trademarks of CommScope, Inc.
*Gartner, Inc., Magic
Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools, Adams, Cappuccio,
Pultz, Kumar, Haynes, Silva,
Cecci, Mishra, 21 October 2015.
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