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Weekly DCIM Software News Update: February 19th

A new DCIM software release, more partnerships, a new DCIM survey by Intel, and a look at openDCIM, the open source DCIM software tool. Details below:

FNT Software expands DCIM capabilities. FNT Software announced a new version of FNT Monitoring. FNT notes that the new product adds important usage scenarios and significantly expands the range of capabilities, which were previously offered through integrations with third-party applications.

Device42 expands partner operations. Device42 announced that it has appointed Ashis Guha to lead the company’s strategic channel partner program as Senior Vice President – APAC and EMEA. Based in Delhi, India, Guha is responsible for the development of new strategic partner relationships and the support of ongoing partner operations throughout the Western Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions.

Intel and Dell survey DCIM and Power Management. A survey by Intel and Dell on DCIM and Power Management found that 75 percent of data center managers installed DCIM in order to cut costs. Other findings showed that power and cooling issues are a top challenge, with 44 percent experiencing power issues at least weekly and 37 percent reporting cooling issues at least weekly.

openDCIM combats spreadsheet-based data center management. The open source project openDCIM was born at one of the data centers supporting the US Department of Energy’s national labs. The project’s number-one goal is to take away “the excuse for anybody to ever track their data center inventory using a spreadsheet or word processing document again,” according to its website. Now on version 4.1, which came out last month, openDCIM has been deployed in production at “hundreds of data enters,” said Scott Milliken, the original creator of openDCIM.

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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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