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Raritan Unveils dcTrack With Flexible Implementation Wizards To Streamline Data Center Deployments

SOMERSET, N.J., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Raritan today announced a major software upgrade to its dcTrack(TM) data center infrastructure management solution that helps data centers visualize and automate the tracking and management of IT and facility systems.

Ideal for today's dynamic data centers where IT equipment is added and moved regularly, dcTrack maintains accurate, real-time views and granular details of every element and their connections across the entire data center -- including servers, networking and facilities elements. It also provides up-to-the-minute views of a data center's power consumption, heat dissipation, raised floor space and rack elevations.

dcTrack's workflow and change management capabilities support the daily operations of managing data centers and reduce significant costs associated with decentralized and manual tracking of key data center assets.

"With today's software release, data center managers can greatly accelerate and simplify the implementation process of the dcTrack solution in existing and new data centers," said Khaled Nassoura, General Manager, Green Data Center Initiative at Raritan. "The new enhancements are designed to improve capacity planning and utilization, support change management, and drive costs out of data center operations."

Through the use of new built-in wizards, dcTrack can import existing spreadsheets containing IT assets and connectivity details without the need to modify the spreadsheets' structure or format. The time-saving wizards will guide the users in mapping their spreadsheet headings and data to the appropriate dcTrack fields. The wizards are designed to import all data center IT and facility assets, including rack servers, chassis and blade servers, virtual machines, network and SAN infrastructure, rack PDUs, UPS, and CRAC units. Also included in Release 2.2 are specialized wizards for importing structured cabling, power distribution panel boards, and cable connectivity and cross connect schedules.

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