CommScope acquires DCIM developer iTRACS

Company says the acquisition expands the solutions available to support enterprise customers with intelligence and infrastructure management.

In a deal that was completed Monday, March 18 and for which terms are not being disclosed, CommScope has acquired data center infrastructure management (DCIM) developer iTRACS. When announcing the deal, CommScope said it will “further expand the solutions available for supporting enterprise customers with intelligence and infrastructure management.”

iTRACS has been a privately held developer of software systems, in business for approximately 25 years, and known to the cabling industry for the technology it has produced in the form of intelligent infrastructure management—or “intelligent patching” as the technology had been called in its early days. iTRACS has since evolved into a developer of open DCIM systems. CommScope says the acquisition strengthens its position in infrastructure management, enabling the company “to provide one of the industry’s most comprehensive and automated infrastructure management platforms. It will provide customers with an industry-leading, best-of-breed infrastructure management portfolio to help them optimize the strategic value of their interconnected infrastructure and keep it continuously aligned to the needs of the enterprise.”

Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of enterprise solutions with CommScope, commented, “Together with iTRACS, we can provide business enterprises around the world with the broadest and best possible solutions for designing, managing, monitoring and planning data center infrastructure. iTRACS Converged Physical Infrastructure Management [CPIM] will build upon CommScope’s imVision solution to position us with a platform that we believe will bring to our customers best-in-class network and power infrastructure documentation and asset management. This open architecture platform, coupled with a 3D visual modeling that is second-to-none in the DCIM market segment, provides a complete visual representation of the entire physical ecosystem, including energy consumption, thermal conditions, network connectivity, and can incorporate additional statistics like server performance and storage capacity.”

iTRACS’ open-system alliances and partnerships, CommScope further explained, “are vital for the future and the company intends to honor and build on those relationships to provide customers with the most comprehensive DCIM solution on the market.”

St. Cyr added, “iTRACS understands the interconnectivity and interdependencies in the physical layer—and how to manage those interrelationships to optimize the performance of the logical layer—better than anyone. We look forward to combining iTRACS’ award-winning software portfolio with CommScope’s global reach, deep expertise and robust data center solutions portfolio.”

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