Latest FieldView Release Features 'What If?' Tool, API for Third-Party Software
Location level dashboard view in FieldView 2015 DCIM (Source: FieldView)

Latest FieldView Release Features 'What If?' Tool, API for Third-Party Software

Three new modules mean better integration with big data applications, better views into power chain and environmentals

FieldView announced availability of its latest data center management software suite FieldView 2015 DCIM this week. The company claimed it was a big step forward for improving data center resilience.

Data center resilience comes from the capture and analyzing of multiple and wider sets of data and putting that data in broader context. FieldView accomplishes this through modules or plug-ins tailored for specific functions. Modules allow customers to extend their data center infrastructure management software into areas they want and tune the suite for their priorities.

In addition to enhanced look and feel, three new optional data center management modules are available: PowerView, LiveView, and DataView.

PowerView is a power chain analysis tool which helps simulate “what if?” scenarios, such as power chain failures, scheduled maintenance downtime, and load tolerance variations.

LiveView is an API that lets third-party software integrate to show live temperature, power, and other monitored data. A few potential examples of how it extends the DCIM platform are control systems, dynamic, adaptive cooling, computational fluid dynamics modeling, and IT service management.

DataView is an enhanced data warehouse. FieldView said in a statement that it integrates easily with big data applications for IT service management, capacity planning, and third-party reporting.

DCIM is extending and is also playing a big role in the convergence of facilities and IT as a result. By showing both types of data and how they relate to one another, it is enabling acting on the bigger picture based on granular systems data on both sides of the house.

"Data center resiliency is improved by gaining in-depth views into all areas of Facilities and IT operations," Rhonda Ascierto, senior analyst at 451 Research, said. "The new offering represents a high level of software capability that will appeal to managers of mission-critical data centers."

The three new modules enter general availability at the end of March.

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