Methode Data Center Technologies, a division of Methode Electronics (NYSE: MEI), announced the integration of its Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) suite of monitoring tools with the analytics and management software of Norlinx, a provider of data center infrastructure management software, products, data center floor planning, integration services and data center security.
One of the biggest obstacles in deploying a DCIM solution is the integration of different monitoring tools with the software that analyzes the data, notes the companies. The combined Methode and Norlinx DCIM platform combines the monitoring and analytics into a single, easy-to-install tool suite, allowing customers to achieve rapid ROI and other immediate benefits.
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Methode’s proprietary single IP address Cabinet Control Module (CCM) serves as the collection point for environmental monitoring, asset tracking, electronic lock controls, cabinet touch console and power distribution unit (PDU) management. Data is delivered from the CCM to Norlinx’s analytics software in one of three applications i.e. GSM Rack, GSM Power and GSM Air and Space.
"This strategic partnership between Methode and Norlinx provides our customers with a comprehensive DCIM solution for improved monitoring, reporting and control," says Tim Hazzard, president of Methode Electronics Data Solutions Group. "With this unique integration of hardware and software, we offer streamlined efficiencies and capabilities, while reducing the total cost of ownership."
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