Global data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software provider, Sunbird Software, has announced the general availability of its latest dcTrack release. With release 8.1.1, Sunbird now offers clients who use a hybrid data center approach to deploy dcTrack in their private cloud.
Sunbird clients may pick from a variety of platform alternatives, including VMware virtual appliances, Microsoft Hyper-V, Linux KVM, and Dell R640, R740, and R840 hardware appliances. AWS is the latest platform option Sunbird clients can choose from.
According to Sunbird, AWS installation is quick and simple, much like the rest of Sunbird’s platform alternatives. The dcTrack application software, database, and protected Linux operating system have been developed and tested as an AMI (Amazon Machine Image) and are ready to run on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud.
“Super-fast deployment is a key pillar of Sunbird’s second-generation DCIM vision,” said Herman Chan, President at Sunbird Software. “With the ability to run dcTrack natively on AWS, our customers can enjoy one more way to get up and running with less time and fewer resources than other solutions.”
GUI Integration, Redundant Power Circuit Management
Sunbird’s second-generation DCIM concept of automation is furthered in Release 8.1.1 by the possibility for dcTrack to be placed in an iframe. Clients may now use the dcTrack GUI as an app in other GUIs, offering them a single pane of glass to manage their operations without having to rotate their chair between numerous tools.
Maintaining data center uptime necessitates careful management of power circuits. Sunbird’s latest update would allow clients to build out redundant power circuits quicker by automatically mirroring their redundant circuit as they build out their primary circuit.
The floor map viewing capabilities of dcTrack have also been improved by Sunbird in Release 8.1.1. Customers may now manage their floor plan natively using Visio in addition to AutoCAD, making it easier to see the data center in 3D for remote data center administration.