Geist upgrades DCIM with asset, facility modules
Environet Asset and Environet Facility were unveiled as new DCIM capabilities at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure and Operations Management Conference.
DCIM (data center infrastructure management) provider Geist used the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure and Operations Management Conference as the platform upon which it introduced two new modules of its Environet DCIM solution. Geist demonstrated Environet Asset and Environet Facility at the conference.
“Environet Asset simplifies the process of visualization and management of both the logical and physical data center infrastructure,” Geist said. “Providing users with the information needed to effectively manage assets, networks, power, and space ranks high on Geist’s DCIM solutions. The enterprise visualizations provide easy navigation throughout the data center, from the site level down to each individual connection. Environet’s drag-and-drop functionality makes connection mapping simple.”
The company added that the module “understands where available capacity exists and utilizes work orders to effectively manage the entire asset lifecycle.” Real-time visual representation is offered through dashboards and other reporting capabilities, Geist said.
The DCIM module Environet Facility “simplifies monitoring by integrating multiple communication protocols into one complete system,” Geist explained. “It provides the data granularity for efficient management of both the facility and the data center infrastructure. Environet Facility transforms complexity into simplicity with unprecedented visibility and management over environmentals, power consumption and cooling.”
Geist pointed specifically to Environet Facility’s graphically rich interface and intuitive design as qualities that ease monitoring of data center and facility equipment. “Real-time monitoring brings the activity of a single facility, or an enterprise of data centers, into a single graphical view to immediately alert users of potential threats,” the company noted. “It can be customized to integrate many different types of devices using industry standard protocols. Using Geist’s large, existing template database, implementation becomes a true turnkey solution.”