Cooling pumps at the French telco Illiad's data center outside of Paris. The data center relies primarily on mechanical cooling but does use free cooling about 30 percent of the year (Photo: Yevgeniy Sverdlik)

DCIM Software News Update: Week of June 6

Vigilent Designs a Crystal Ball for Data Center Cooling

Vigilent, maker of data center cooling system management software, has introduced predictive analytics capabilities to its product lineup, meant to help data center operators foresee and prevent cooling-system failures or identify opportunities for efficiency improvements.

The software analyzes operational data from hundreds of data centers Vigilent has been deployed in over the years to make its predictions, the company said in a statement. In addition to identifying shortcomings or opportunities, the software can now also generate a list of step-by-step instructions to make improvements.

Schneider Says Plug Your Data Center into Its Cloud

Schneider Electric is taking a remote-assistance approach to data center management for its customers, inviting them to connect their physical infrastructure assets to its cloud, where the data will be analyzed for potential failures, while the company’s personnel will be on hand to either troubleshoot issues remotely or dispatch field service reps to customer data centers.

The new service is called StruxureOn, using the branding of Schneider’s line of infrastructure management software tools called StruxureWare, which includes its DCIM software suite, StruxureWare for Data Centers. The company has already rolled out the service in North America and plans to launch it globally in phases “towards the end of 2016 and into 2017,” Schneider said in a statement.

See also: Who is Winning in the DCIM Software Market?

Partner to Take Device42 to Asian Markets

DCIM software vendor Device42 has partnered with Olive Data Centre, an Asian IT solutions provider, which will take its software to customers in Malaysia, Philippines, Middle East, and India. Olive will provide Device42 software and support services around it, the companies announced.

The US software company was highlighted in last year’s DCIM software market report by IDC as one of the newer, smaller players on the market that have been successful at making DCIM deployments cheaper and easier for customers to get off the ground.

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