Sunbird dcTrack Now Supports Up to 300,000 Data Center Racks

Global DCIM (data center infrastructure management) software provider, Sunbird Software, has released version 8.1 of its dcTrack platform. With dcTrack release 8.1, Sunbird has significantly enhanced the scalability of its data center management product.

The latest release of Sunbird dcTrack has been field-proven to support the largest organizations around the globe up to an astonishing 300,000 data center racks and thousands of sites in a single system.

Photo Herman Chan, President at Sunbird Software
“Enterprise-class customers are struggling to remotely manage all of their data centers, labs, and edge sites,” said Herman Chan, President at Sunbird Software.

Sunbird claims that the dcTrack DCIM platform is still able to maintain the speed Sunbird is known for. Sunbird has also expanded the scope of its restful web service APIs and business rules to provide the automation needed by enterprise-oriented customers.

“Enterprise-class customers are struggling to remotely manage all of their data centers, labs, and edge sites,” said Herman Chan, President at Sunbird Software. “First-generation DCIM is slow and painful to use and legacy management tools like spreadsheets and diagrams are time-consuming and inaccurate. Extreme scalability is a key pillar of our second-generation DCIM vision to dramatically simplify data center management with elegant software. With Release 8.1, organizations of any size can rest assured that Sunbird can scale to meet their needs with the performance and automation they require.”

IT Infrastructure Project Management Feature

New features in Release 8.1 of this DCIM software include centralized IT infrastructure project management capabilities. Enterprise-grade clients with hundreds of users now have a fully integrated solution to manage IT infrastructure deployment projects at every step in the project lifecycle from conception to archive.

The IT infrastructure project management feature consolidates more end-to-end project management capabilities into Sunbird Software. It would help improve collaboration and productivity by creating one single source of truth that all data center teams can trust to enable agility, data-driven collaboration, smarter project decision-making, and faster rollout of new IT infrastructure and services.

“Sunbird’s infrastructure project management feature and enhanced APIs allow us to consolidate more tools and processes into dcTrack,” said Raymond Parpart, Director Data Center Strategy and Operations, University of Chicago. “With less swivel chair required between tools, we will be more efficient with streamlined operations.”

Additional capabilities in this feature-packed DCIM software release include the ability to remotely visualize busways, suspended data center racks, and compartment racks in 3D, as well as busway enhancements to better understand capacity utilization and three-phase balance. Next to that, version 8.1 of Sunbird’s DCIM software would allow for more robust management of direct current power infrastructure, GUI provisioning of panel breakers, busways, and tap boxes, and GUI editing of structured cabling and IP subnets.