Device42 has integrated its data center infrastructure management software with power distribution units by Enlogic Systems.
The integration brings power monitoring data into the DCIM software, enabling auto-discovery of Enlogic’s PDUs once they’re installed in a data center, real-time power consumption data, alerting, as well as outlet control through Device42’s console.
To a great extent, the usefulness of a DCIM software product depends on the breadth of devices and management systems in a data center it can talk to. Vendors like Device42 compete by expanding the range of products their software gels with by striking partnerships, making acquisitions, or doing internal development work.
Device42 is a niche player in the DCIM software market. According to Gartner, it targets smaller enterprises and data centers (between 1,000 square feet and 3,000 square feet), but its software is scalable to larger facilities.
The product at the core has been focused on IT asset management. The company prices its power and thermal monitoring modules separately.
Gartner included Device42 in the “niche” player section of its Magic Quadrant for DCIM software in 2014, together with FieldView, ABB, Optimum Path, Geist, Modius, and Rackwise.