Roundup: nlyte, Avocent, Rackwise, Riverbed

A roundup of data center software news from GDCM/nlyte Software, Avocent (AVCT), Rackwise and Riverbed (RVBD).

It's already been a busy week for news announcements from data center software companies. Here's a roundup:

  • New Name for Global DataCenter Management (GDCM): While the legal structure of the company stays intact, GDCM is changing its name to nlyte Software to enhance market recognition and simplify its branding. The company's nlyte software is a leading solution for data center planning and performance management. In conjunction with the name change, the company also secured $8 million in investment from UK firm Ruffer, LLP. The funds will be used to support the company's aggressive global growth plans. "nlyte Software has a rapidly expanding customer base that demonstrates its value to the enterprise," said Tim Youngman from Ruffer, LLP.
  • Avocent unveils major upgrade to LANDesk. IT Operations management software provider Avocent (AVCT) announced an upgrade to its LANDesk Service Desk IT Business Management Suite Monday. The latest release has tighter integration with LANDesk solutions and systems, enabling a quicker return on investment. New features include a new web desk application, integration with SolarWindows Orion Network Performance Monitor, better query results, multiple dashboards and calculations on queries and forms. The new version of the software is available immediately.

  • Rackwise to show data center management software. Data Center management software company Rackwise announced Monday that it will show "beyond-the-next-generation" software at the Next Generation Data Center conference in San Francisco this week. "The software demonstrates how Data Center Intelligence (DCI) and the application of Business Service Management (BSM) enables information-driven decisions for managers and executives." Rackwise software allows data center professionals to plan, forecast and cost the data center. Designed to make the connection from the technician to the C level executive Rackwise DCM is a significant product upgrade.
  • Riverbed Extends Management Console for MSPs: IT Infrastructure performance company Riverbed (RVBD) announced its Central Management Console - Virtual Edition (CMC-VE) Monday. The edition is targeted to Managed Service Providers (MSP) and delivers a multi-tenant central management platform and enhanced licensing. "With CMC-VE MSPs will be able to take advantage of the capabilities and efficiency of central management for Steelhead appliance deployments across multiple customers," mthe company said. Enhanced licensing includes the ability for MSPs to purchase additional licenses for Steelhead appliances as needed and move existing keys across CMC-VE instances.
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