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Nassoura Enhances Tool

WARREN, N.J. -- Nassoura Technology Associates, LLC (NTA) (http://nta.com), a leading provider of data center and technology services, has announced the much anticipated release of dcTrack 2.0. This constitutes a major upgrade to the powerful system for automating data center infrastructure management.

Samer Nassoura, RCDD/NTS, the product lead developer, stated that “The major feature enhancements include data center visualization tools, SNMP data discovery of power, temperature, and humidity items, support for virtual machines and IP addresses and subnet management tools.”

dcTrack™ 2.0 now provides data center managers and users with broad and deep visibility into the data center. The data center visualization tools now support real-time AutoCAD® integration to view and read data center floor plans and objects. Any managed object that is added to the CAD floor plan is automatically recognized by dcTrack™. The visualization tools further allow data center managers to zoom in on a cabinet and expand it to view its elevation and further zoom in on a device within the cabinet to view its detailed front and rear views where the device ports can be identified and labeled. While users can easily add their own, dcTrack™ includes an extensive library of rear and front views of data center devices.

dcTrack™ 2.0 is unique in its class in providing real life management and tracking support for modern data centers. In addition to standalone servers, dcTrack™ tracks and manages virtual and blade servers. A very powerful and timesaving addition is the ability to manage virtual servers based on clusters, data store locations, virtual switches, and virtual ports. New in this release is the support for one-to-many and many-to-one IP address assignments for server network interfaces. It includes an advanced and intelligent tool for managing complex IP subnetting thus enabling the assignments of logical connections, in addition to physical connections, between servers and network switches, which can now be managed based on IP addresses and VLANs.

dcTrack™ 2.0 is unique in its ability to track and manage power per phase thus enabling data center managers to keep loads balanced across all three phases. dcTrack™ is now able to read real-time power loads of SNMP-compatible power objects such as smart power strips, PDUs, and UPS units. An advanced enhancement to power management is the ability to track power load by phase at the breaker, the breaker panel, the PDU and the UPS.

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