DCIM and Big Data: FieldView, nlyte, Splunk

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Managing large, complex sets of data for infrastructure in the data center and delivering insights to managers has meant a growth market for DCIM software companies like FieldView and nlyte, and a recent patent award to operational intelligence software provider Splunk.

FieldView secures $2 million for expansion

FieldView Solutions announced that it has completed a $2 million growth capital round from investor partners SJF Ventures, Milestone Venture Partners and Osage Venture Partners. The new funding will be used to help the company expand its growing market share and expand FieldView’s go-to market and development team. The core platform, FieldView, allows insight into the performance of mission critical data center environments from IT, rack, power and cooling infrastructure views.

“The extraordinary successes we have had over the past 18 months since our initial funding is due to the value proposition we bring to customers and to the fact that our solution is able to be deployed across a broad spectrum of locations at the enterprise level,” said Fred Dirla, CEO of FieldView Solutions.  “We are privileged to have some of the top international names in financial services, co-location, publishing, insurance and more as our customers. The FieldView DCIM solution will be demonstrated at the 7×24 Exchange Conference in Orlando today (June 15th), where FieldView CSO David Schirmacher will be a featured speaker.

nlyte selected by Fenwick & West

nlyte Software announced that law firm Fenwick and West has selected nlyte’s DCIM solution to support its green IT initiative and improve overall data center business processes. Two of those initiatives involve becoming carbon neutral and attaining a LEED Platinum certification for their data center.  “nlyte Software’s solution gives us the visibility and process control we need to  confidently and reliably manage our data center while helping us achieve LEED certification,” said Kevin Moore, Fenwick & West Director of Information Technology. “Using nlyte, we look forward to reaching our goal of achieving a 1.2 PUE rating and reducing the time to deploy new assets by 40%. After a thorough review of the technologies available, we are thrilled to be implementing the most advanced DCIM solution available on the market.” .nlyte also recently announced the availability of its French language DCIM suite – the first comprehensive DCIM solution to be offered in French.

Raritan DCIM receives awards

Raritan announced that its data center management solutions have received multiple awards recently from industry organizations around the globe. Using the Ebay case study for implementation of data center energy-saving solutions Raritan won the “Environmental Project of the Year over 100 Employees” from Green IT Magazine.  At INTEROP Tokyo its Power IQ 3.0 energy management software was selected as a finalist in the Network Management Product category.  Data Center Solutions Magazine presented the DCS Industry award to Raritan’s Power Management Business for making a significant contribution to the data center industry in the past 12 months through change and innovation.

“It is very gratifying to see our customer, eBay, being recognized for its thought leadership and innovation in data center efficiency,” said Gary Marks, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Raritan. “Dean Nelson and his team at eBay have raised the bar for the industry and have demonstrated that Green IT is not only good for the environment, but also good for business.”

Splunk granted a U.S. Patent

Operational Intelligence software producer Splunk announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company patent 7,937,344 for organizing and understanding machine data through use of a “machine data web.” A Splunk-created machine data web can be searched, browsed, navigated, analyzed and visualized enabling IT professionals and businesses to solve a wide range of mission-critical problems, all without the inherent limitations of traditional approaches. Over 2,600 customers in 78 countries use Splunk to monitor, report and analyze real-time machine data as well as terabytes of historical data—located on-premise or in the cloud.

“Eight years ago, we began thinking about the challenges that result from information systems generating vast amounts and disparate types of machine data across physical and virtual environments both within data centers and in the cloud,” said Erik Swan, co-founder and CTO, Splunk. “This information is extremely valuable to IT and business users. However, there was no unified way to organize and extract actionable insights from the massive machine data generated across diverse sources such as web servers, application servers, databases, and networks. That is what we set out to create with Splunk.”

About the Author

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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