Weekly DCIM Software News Update: August 21
A technician at work in a data hall at Facebook’s Altoona, Iowa, data center. (Photo: Facebook/2014 Jacob Sharp Photography)

Weekly DCIM Software News Update: August 21

Altima releases version 15 of its NetZoom DCIM solution, Device42 adds international languages and support for BlueNet PDUs, and Facebook enhances its open source software that handles certain hardware management functions.

Altima releases version 15 of its NetZoom DCIM solution, Device42 adds international languages and support for BlueNet PDUs, and Facebook enhances its open source software that handles certain hardware management functions.

Altima releases NetZoom 15. Altima Technologies announced the availability of its NetZoom 15 application, that helps professionals design, diagram and manage IT and facility asset infrastructure. The latest release includes dozens of new asset management and productivity features like auto diagramming, auto generated rack elevations, port-to-port connectivity, powerful device and rack configuration, reporting, and importing and exporting of asset information.

Device42 adds international language support, BlueNet PDU support. Device42 announced it has added Dutch, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese support for Checkpoint Network device support. The company's DCIM offering can now also auto-discover and monitor BlueNet Monitored PDUs.

Facebook takes over server management control from vendors. Facebook announced that it has enhanced its open source software that handles certain hardware management functions so that it can support one of numerous Facebook server designs. Facebook's OpenBMC is an open source version of Baseboard Management Controller software used for managing hardware temperature, energy usage and other functions.

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