iTRACS Corporation, Inc. has won two DCIM awards for superior functionality, breadth of capability, and value from Enterprise Management Associates, an IT analyst firm. The awards were announced by EMA in its Radar™ Report for Data Center Infrastructure Management, published in December 2012. EMA's Radar reports are known for their objective evaluation of vendor capabilities, unclouded by hype or market biases.
iTRACS was acknowledged by EMA as aValue Leader, which is the highest honor EMA bestows in its Radar evaluations and is given only to vendors with superior scores in both product strength and cost effectiveness. EMA evaluated seven DCIM vendors in an exhaustive and objective analysis across five categories, including functionality, deployment, architecture/integration, cost advantage, and vendor strength. iTRACS significantly outperformed vendor averages in four of five categories, and equaled the vendor average in the fifth.
iTRACS also won Best Visual Modeling for its Interactive 3D Visualization – The Efficiency Engine™ modeling capability, which allows users to efficiently manage their entire interconnected physical infrastructure — IT, facilities, and building management systems — within a real-time, holistic, navigable 3D model.
"iTRACS demonstrated clear leadership in solution strategy, product capabilities, and business value," said Steven Brasen, managing research director, Enterprise Management Associates. "Its holistic management of the entire physical ecosystem, what-if scenarios using hypothetical visual models, rapid deployment methodology, and overall cost efficiency offer DCIM users a number of game-changing management capabilities. And its open architecture with the DCIM Open Exchange Framework™ simplifies integration, connecting the rest of the world to its DCIM ecosystem."
"These awards validate our strategy and execution of DCIM as an open systems management platform providing complete command-and-control over physical infrastructure," said Elizabeth Given, president and CEO of iTRACS. "Our focus is on delivering the highest business impact to customers at the best possible value – helping them optimize business output, maximize the life of their data centers, leverage cloud and big data, and keep the physical infrastructure aligned with the needs of the enterprise. This is what DCIM is meant to be. We're gratified that EMA recognizes our innovation and our leadership in its unbiased market evaluation."
EMA's objective analysis included more than 150 individual points of vendor comparison focusing on capabilities, cost, and deployment. It also included candid interviews with customers to confirm customer satisfaction with the product sets. EMA explains in its report, "Scoring of the vendor solutions was mathematically calculated by correlating available features, architectures, pricing and capabilities with the predetermined KPIs. Scoring of each product set was used in the product comparison charts and in the determination of award winners."