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GDCM Unveils Update of Management Software

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Global Data Center Management(GDCM) has launched nlyte 5.0, the latest version of its data center management software. nLyte allows data center staff to manage critical infrastructure, automating operations and capacity management. The software provides change and configuration modeling, workflow and process automation, and tracking of power, cooling, cabling and network connections. (Above: a screen shot of the nlyte Cabinet Planner)

“I’m proud to unveil a significant new chapter in the development of GDCM’s product portfolio,” said Michael Evans, CEO of GDCM. “Getting the most productivity and cost savings from data center infrastructure is the goal of every CIO, and nlyte 5.0 is the most effective solution to optimize existing IT assets before investing in new machines, software and cooling systems.”

New features in nlyte 5.0 include:

  • Power management features allowing data center staff to see the actual, average and peak power consumption of their data centers as well as comparisons of actual consumption versus planned consumption.
  • An enhanced floor planner based on a CAD-style graphical interface, which includes cage representations, air conditioning efficiency ratings and floor and wall thickness.
  • A web-based workflow engine enabling users to model and manage complex business processes and best practice for DCIM.
  • A bulk data loader enabling users to upload large volumes of data in one transaction, reducing the time required to implement nlyte.

After building a client base of some of the world’s largest enterprise customers from its home base in Great Britain, GDCM is expanding into the U.S. market for data center management software. The London-based firm has opened offices in California, New York and Dallas.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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