Sunbird Software has announced the general availability of dcTrack® Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Operations Release 6.1. This new release provides data center cloud integration and visualization enhancements that enable easier, more efficient hybrid data center management.
The cloud connector in dcTrack 6.1 helps users identify and track server resources supporting virtual machines. dcTrack now can discover supported assets in the virtualized environment and manage them alongside physical assets in a single system. Users can leverage the visualization search to visually locate assets on the floor map based on criteria such as name, make, model, VM cluster, and VM host.
Users can also see power and data port connections for structured and distribution cabling on the floor map to determine at a glance which applications and VMs are supported by specific assets. When deploying new assets, users can identify the optimal locations by correlating data across multiple floor map reports based on common capacity constraints, such as space, power, and cooling. A user could leverage these features in Sunbird’s second-generation DCIM software to accurately plan capacity for an upcoming project, whether the assets that will be utilized are on-premises or in the cloud.