Data center analytics specialist Sentilla Corporation announced the release of Sentilla 4.0 software for data center infrastructure management (DCIM), adding new features to help companies use real data to evaluate the impact of projects before they’re implemented.
“A top priority at Sentilla is to empower IT to run like a business," said Joe Polastre, Ph.D., chief technology officer at Sentilla. "Sentilla 4.0 delivers with needed analytics to ease the transition to IT as a service. We’ve packed Sentilla 4.0 with the most advanced data center infrastructure management (DCIM), planning and predictive analytics software possible so IT executives gain in-depth insight into every conceivable infrastructure angle to create a smart, impactful data center strategy.”
To meet the growing demand for IT to run as a service, Sentilla software is delivered in three flexible configurations to match enterprise needs: Software as a Service, a VMware Ready virtual appliance and physical appliance.
Organizations use Sentilla software to model different approaches to data center infrastructure, providing projections of costs and capacity impacts. The company says the capacity planning and predictive analytics in Sentilla 4.0 allow IT executives to evaluate the impact of a project prior to implementation – from a financial, performance, efficiency or capacity perspective.
New enhancements in Sentilla 4.0 include:
- A financial planning module to benchmark the cost of running their IT infrastructure and evaluate the financial impacts of moving IT infrastructure to virtualization, private cloud or public cloud.
- An infrastructure planning module allowing users to evaluate the impact of infrastructure projects, such as hardware refresh, before implementation. It also forecasts when the data center will run out of capacity.
- An asset analysis tool that can quickly identify opportunities for efficiency exist within an environment.
- Support for multiple data centers to manage multiple IT environments in diverse geographic locations.
- Extensive integration to existing enterprise management systems from IBM, HP, BMC, VMware, and others to manage new assets and update changed assets quickly and seamlessly.
- Increased support for facility infrastructure from Eaton, Emerson, APC, and Schneider Electric and additional integration with BMC and HP software.