IO has announced a new release of IO.OS, the company's data center operating software. IO.OS is now available in three editions - Service Provider, Standard and Enterprise. The IO Operating System was released late last year as a stand alone product, and the three editions address a range of customer needs, from a small data center to a complex chain of data centers.
The additional features address the broadening adoption of modular data centers to include new use cases and integration with traditional "bricks and mortar" data center assets. IO.OS can be bundled with IO Anywhere modular data centers or used as a stand-alone software product, allowing managers of traditional data center facilities to optimize their infrastructure with a single software product.
"With this new IO.OS release, no matter what an organization's data center requirements include, we have the right toolset for them to gain the intelligent control they need to maximize utilization, reliliencey and energy efficiency," said Kevin Malik, IO.OS General Manager.
- The Service Provider edition acts as a foundation and features include a System Core with real-time monitoring of mechanical, power, cooling and electrical usage. It also contains a consolidated dashboard with the ability to drill down on multiple physical locations and thousands of devices from one screen. The software tool manages an IO.OS configuration via a single user interface.
- The Standard Edition makes it possible for C-suite executives and data center personnel to securely access their data center infrastructure, anywhere, any time. With the Standard Edition IO.OS leverages HTML 5 to deliver a smart phone-optimized mobile experience, and is available for the Windows 7.5 Phone mobile operating system.
- IO.OS Enterprise edition includes Standard Edition features plus new capabilities to help companies achieve an integrated, unified view of all their data center infrastructure and systems.
The Enterprise edition comes with a number of new features. The OPC (OLE for Process Control) Client Logger integrates IO.OS with data center facility control devices such as building generators and chillers, and fire supression and life safety systems. The dynamic API enables integration with IT management and ticketing applications such as IBM Tivoli and Candle, HP OpenView and BMC Remedy. An IO.OS ITN Module allows organizations to pull measurements, including CPU temperature, fan speed and more, from networked devices, such as storage arrays and virtualization servers, into IO.OS where they can be stored and viewed.
"With IO.OS Enterprise Edition, organizations have seamless integration of their data center infrastructure with building management and IT systems and software," said Malik. "Today's IT priorities - such as cloud and mobile computing - require a reliable, high-performance environment, and IO.OS makes that happen by providing the intelligent control to interface directly with the physical and logical assets in a data center."