DCIM: CommScope iTRACS evaluation from Gartner

Jay Williams Jay Williams March 15, 2016

iTRACS DCIMWhy is March 2013 so important? Well, several historic events took place. Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected as the new pope. Two new species of lizards were discovered in the Andes Mountains in Peru.

For CommScope, the date is significant because we acquired iTRACS Corporation, a global leader in open, enterprise-class data center infrastructure management. The acquisition strengthened CommScope’s position in data centers and enabled us to provide one of the industry’s most comprehensive, automated and open infrastructure management platforms.

We are proud to say that just last week Gartner released its Critical Capabilities for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools report and CommScope: iTRACS DCIM received the highest product scores in all three use case categories, Colocation Provider, Large Enterprise and Midsize Enterprise.

The report from Gartner evaluates data center infrastructure management (DCIM) companies based on use cases for colocation providers, large enterprises and midsize enterprise. In the use cases, Gartner evaluated specific capabilities including:

  • Power monitoring
  • Environment monitoring
  • Reporting/visualization
  • Resource management
  • Workflow integration management
  • Multitenancy

DCIM tools can give a holistic view of the data center infrastructure and as Gartner states, “DCIM tools can provide valuable cost savings and utilization benefits to colocation providers, and large and midsize enterprises.

Find me at CommScope booth 918 during the AFCOM Data Center World, March 14-16, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada to get a demonstration and hear more about why iTRACS is a leader in providing DCIM solutions.

About the Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools” Report

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools, April Adams, David J. Cappuccio, Jay E. Pultz, Neha Kumar, Tiny Haynes, 7 March 2016, G00294591

About the Author

Jay Williams

Jay Williams

As a Director of Federal Sales, Jay leads a highly-experienced business development team that is promoting and growing CommScope’s infrastructure and networking solutions throughout civilian federal agencies. A longtime CommScope leader with deep knowledge of the federal space, Jay has cultivated a global ecosystem that advances CommScope’s position in mission-critical environments and brings innovation and customized solutions to CommScope’s federal customers worldwide. 

Over 23 years with multiple CommScope sales and business development positions, Jay has matched government clients’ needs with CommScope’s network infrastructure solutions to grow federal sales. In 2019, Jay helped lead and align business development through CommScope’s acquisition of Ruckus and ARRIS, greatly expanding network solutions for federal customers.