RF Code has announced the commercial availability of CenterScape 2.0. This latest release builds on the CenterScape platform introduced in 2015 and continues to offer global scalability and easy integration with existing IT, facilities and business systems.
CenterScape 2.0 focuses on creating dashboards and widgets based on real-time intelligence from data generated by its proprietary sensor networks. This results in dashboards designed for use by both data center managers and executives. While sharing a common goal for the success of their facilities, managers and executives analyze different information to help make the decisions that allow their data centers to function at optimum efficiency. Recognizing this, CenterScape 2.0 provides both pre-defined and highly customizable dashboards tailored to each group and their unique needs.
The Executive Dashboard focuses on information related to the financial outcomes and business process improvement/optimization that C-level and other executive staff need to maintain to create a healthy bottom line for their data centers. Widgets have been created for this dashboard to provide data on key metrics such as:
- Deployment Accuracy and Inventory Audit Accuracy
- Proper and Improper Deployment Costs
- Asset Retirement Planning
The Data Center Manager Dashboard focuses on the reliability and functionality of the data center, targeted to the front-line data center manager. As with the other dashboards, the user can drill down into the information to get additional intelligence. Widgets have been created for this dashboard to provide data on key metrics such as:
- Rack Cooling Index and Rack Temperature Index
- Cooling Range and Humidity Range
- Average Asset Age, Asset Retirement Status and Asset Retirement Accuracy
In addition to the new dashboards, CenterScape 2.0 also offers an updated Web User Interface (UI). The modern interface was created from input by customers and partners and is designed to increase ease of use when accomplishing tasks within the platform, automate work that was previously manual, and reduce clicks. With a focus on an improved user experience for data center managers, executives and system administrators, the UI is more intuitive and accessible than its predecessor and will increase user adoption, functionality and productivity. Key highlights include:
- Consolidated user and admin consoles
- Consolidated events and alerts into "notifications"
- Pre-loaded common sensor groups
- The ability to automatically add new sensors
- Improved filtering capabilities
“The upgrades within the latest version of CenterScape have been specifically designed to provide both data center managers and executives with additional tools to optimize their operational and business processes.” said Matt Riley, software product manager for RF Code. “The enhancements in this release provide the insight and visibility necessary to make key operational and technical decisions, allowing owners and operators a unique opportunity to see how real-time business intelligence is being affected by modifications made to the data center.