Belden Inc. now offers the Cormant-CS data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution through a partnership with Cormant, the companies recently announced. Cormant-CS “allows data center customers to monitor and manage asset, infrastructure and environmental information, and power and data connectivity in real-time for improved network efficiency and uptime,” they said.
Cormant’s chief executive officer Paul Goodison commented that the partnership “has already yielded successful customers in multiple countries and that is just the beginning for this relationship.” He added that the combination of “Belden’s leadership in data-connectivity solutions with Cormant’s pure-play expertise in DCIM, we offer a world-leading combined solution to customers.”
Belden’s technical solutions manager Michael Salvador stated, “Data centers encompass more physical and virtual assets and consume more power than ever before, making them far more complex than they were just five years ago. To improve operational efficiency, minimize risk of downtime and effectively plan for the future, data centers need complete visibility, control and management of data center assets, capacity and environmental requirements.”
This is not the first time the two organizations have partnered. In January 2013 we reported on Belden’s traceable bonded-pair patch cords, which feature an LED light that enables easy identification of where the cord is connected. Those cords were born out of a collaboration between Belden and Cormant.
The Cormant-CS DCIM system is “ideal for medium to global-scale data centers and enterprise and campus network infrastructures,” the companies said when announcing this latest partnership. “Featuring an easy, user-configurable interface, the Cormant-CS DCIM solution is based on open standards with a full read-write application programming interface that enables easy integration with other systems and flexibility to suit a variety of specific needs. The system’s barcode scanning and mobility with full tablet support facilitates implementation of data center assets and ongoing accurate system maintenance.”