RiT Technologies has announced that it has expanded the capabilities of its CenterMind software to support comprehensive data center (DC) power utilization management, enhanced reporting and dashboard capabilities. The integration of this advanced functionality with CenterMind's superior space, connectivity and security management capabilities enables it to deliver a new level of control to DC staff and a previously unreachable level of performance optimization of DC operations.

RiT's CenterMind Solution positions RIT in the heart of the DCIM sector, with advanced tools from deployment through provisioning to ongoing operations and maintenance. CenterMind's sophisticated installation tools enable fast integration with the DC's many thousands of discrete sensors and control points, making it easy to initiate comprehensive monitoring of all DC operations from a single dashboard center. In addition, CenterMind's automated provisioning module brings true optimization to the DC's space and power resource utilization, dynamically improving its energy and operational efficiency

By combining environment, power, connectivity and security management capabilities, CenterMind eliminates the need for complex and costly integration. In addition, by automating laborious provisioning and network planning activities, CenterMind enables data center managers to increase efficiency, reduce downtime, and improve service.

Commenting on the news, Dr. Ben-Eshay, RiT's CTO, and Dr. Vadim Leiderman, RiT's CEO, said, "With CenterMind, we are bringing a totally new, out-of-the-box vision of data center management to the data center world. As the industry's most experienced IIM company with complex deployments in thousands of data centers throughout the world, we believe that we are uniquely qualified to introduce a new level of innovation, control, efficiency, agility, and security to the mission-critical data center, and are very excited to roll out our advanced offerings."

As a completely modular solution, CenterMind can be fully customized to the exact DCIM needs of each data center. The modules include:

    • Planning and Simulation

    • Provisioning

    • Dynamic Reporting

    • Power, environmental

    • Recourse Allocation

    • Work Order Management

    • Active-I

    • Asset Manager

    • PatchView, RiT's market-leading intelligent infrastructure management (IIM) hardware

 Information from each module feeds into CenterMind's central management and reporting center, enabling proactive operations management across the entire data center. The software creates clear, actionable information from the mass of data collected regarding connectivity, services, capacity, security, power, and environmental conditions.

RiT's innovative CenterMind solution uses complex algorithms and techniques that were developed in the aviation world to reduce data center down time to a minimum through true optimization of power resources [http://www.rittech.com/p_plus ], performance, and space, together with use of the Active-I module and pro asset manager.

CenterMind is designed to deliver a clear and measurable ROI, with benefits that include:

    • Improved data center management through centralized command and control of

      all infrastructure elements

    • Enhanced agility, enabling the data center to keep pace with dynamic business


   • Enhanced planning capabilities due to the improved visibility of current data

      and sophisticated tools for predicting future usage, enabling the data center to do

      more with less, resulting in a significant savings of CAPEX

    • Providing a centralized up-to-date and reliable data source, thereby reducing

      OPEX by eliminating the need for physical audits before performing changes in the data center

    • Full visibility of existing IT and infrastructure assets - what they are and

      where they are located

    • "True Network Balance" with optimized power consumption and an improved

      environmental profile

    • Enhanced troubleshooting capabilities through real-time connectivity status

      and alerting systems

    • Dynamic planning and simulation using the Active-I map module and asset


    • Dramatically reduced risk of human error