The integration enables customers to collect, monitor, and analyze environmental and asset location information captured with RFID sensor technology, providing an enhanced view of their data center infrastructure. By leveraging data center infrastructure data, customers can more easily optimize capacity planning, diagnostics, and other key IT management capabilities.
The integration is the outgrowth of a strategic marketing agreement between the two companies.
“Our CA DCIM solution already integrates, analyzes, and reports on the extremely wide range of real-time data customers need to monitor and manage their increasingly complex data centers for improved efficiency and performance,” said Terrence Clark, general manager, DCIM, Energy and Sustainability solutions, CA Technologies. “We have worked closely with RF Code to additionally leverage their sophisticated sensor technology so that customers can now gain even better visibility into their data center environments — and thereby deliver even greater value to the business.”
The data collected by RF Code sensors and processed by CA DCIM can include “live” temperature, humidity, air pressure, air flow and fluid detection. This data can be analyzed and visualized by CA DCIM using real-time maps and views of the data center and enhanced by CA DCIM’s intelligent alerting. Other sensors—including proximity locators, door sensors and personnel badges—provide additional data for security management.
RF Code’s real-time asset tracking data such as location, movement and status can be sent to CA DCIM, for asset location detection and physical asset security.
“CA Technologies is the first DCIM vendor to have integrated both our asset and environmental management solutions,” said Mitch Medford, CEO of RF Code. “Every IT organization that needs to control costs, safeguard service levels and improve sustainability should evaluate the advanced technology we are bringing to market.”