Aperture Redesigns Data Center Manager

Aperture VISTA 600 includes a completely redesigned user interface, featuring operational dashboards and an enhanced navigation scheme

January 21, 2009

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STAMFORD, Conn. -- Aperture, an Emerson Network Power brand, and a leading global provider of software for managing the physical infrastructure of data centers, has released Aperture VISTA 600, the latest version of its market-leading data center management system. Aperture VISTA 600 includes a completely redesigned user interface, featuring operational dashboards and an enhanced navigation scheme, and makes it easier for data center management to understand the relationship between devices and the underlying infrastructure. Empowered by actionable information and an intuitive interface to access it, data centers can now optimize their use of IT and human resources.

Enhancements in VISTA 600 are inspired by the feedback of hundreds of existing VISTA customers,” said Tom Waun, president of Aperture. “The economic climate coupled with a greater awareness of environmental issues are prompting data centers to think more carefully about how they use energy and how they allocate their infrastructure and human resources. By delivering information in the context of how users perform their jobs, and making data center assets intuitively understood at a glance, we have cut the time it takes for personnel to perform common tasks and have made it easier for the data center to fully utilize its physical assets.”

Aperture VISTA is the first complete suite for Data Center Service Management, a new discipline that ensures the data center is managed holistically, from a service perspective using best-practice processes that span the IT and Facilities teams. The three pillars of DCSM – planning and management, operational control, and monitoring and automation – are augmented in VISTA 600 by an enhanced information delivery architecture that spans all three pillars.

Reducing the complexity of data center management while increasing the efficiencies of existing infrastructure are vital considerations for any data center looking to maximize returns on technology investment while minimizing environmental impact. Recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) statistics revealed that data centers used 61 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2006. More pertinently, the EPA also estimated that data centers would consume 100 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2011.

Aperture Technologies Inc.

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