CommScope’s iTRACS DCIM update simplifies user experience with SimpleView interface

SimpleView is an interactive browser-based visual interface that enables DCIM users to view, manage, and interact with the data center’s physical ecosystem.

This screen capture from the iTRACS DCIM 4.1 SimpleView interface indicates its ability to let users view, manage, and interact with the data center's physical ecosystem.
This screen capture from the iTRACS DCIM 4.1 SimpleView interface indicates its ability to let users view, manage, and interact with the data center's physical ecosystem.

With the introduction of iTRACS DCIM 4.1—the latest version of CommScope’s data center infrastructure management system—the company says it has accomplished what a DCIM package should. “It’s simple—DCIM software should make it easier for operators to improve the capacity, efficiency, and availability of the data center,” CommScope said when announcing Version 4.1. “iTRACS DCIM 4.1 enriches and extends the user experience of DCIM with the iTRACS SimpleView interface, an interactive browser-based visual interface that enables the user to easily view, manage, and interact with the physical ecosystem of the data center.”

SimpleView simplifies the use of DCIM through interactive visualization of the data center’s physical environment and resources, CommScope further explained. Its features include zoom, pan, highlight, filtering, overlays, tracing, and other capabilities designed to streamline and simplify web-based DCIM management.

“To keep up with our customers’ expectations, we are consistently seeking ways to provide solutions that are easy to use, more reliable, and meet or exceed post-implementation expectations,” said Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of enterprise solutions for CommScope. “iTRACS DCIM 4.1 creates a more-visual and simpler approach to managing a complex data center environment. It is accessible through a secure web browser anywhere in the world, making intelligence and advanced management capabilities available at all times when needed.”

In addition to SimpleView, the iTRACS 4.1 release offers the following platform enhancements, CommScope explained.

  • Better insight and collaboration—Users can filter and share reports with a higher degree of flexibility. The enhanced browser-based automated scheduling features provide faster, expanded access to iTRACS insight. Additionally, the enhanced Reporting Viewer lets users filter reports as they work, making it easier to drill down, isolate and leverage vital information.
  • Enhanced privacy features for colocation and multi-tenant data centers—An enhanced role-based management feature lets iTRACS users actively restrict access to infrastructure based on specific roles or other segmentation. This feature is ideal for multi-tenant and colocation clients; it offers a high level of security and privacy, providing a secure partition between clients in multi-tenant environments.

The iTRACS DCIM software suite is globally available to CommScope customers and is supported through the company’s PartnerPro network.

You can find more information on iTRACS DCIM here.

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