Siemon recently announced a partnership with data center infrastructure management (DCIM) provider Graphical Networks, which offers the netTerrain DCIM platform. When announcing the partnership, Siemon said netTerrain “will enable Siemon customers to gain the network visibility they need to effectively manage, monitor, control and document the data center.”
netTerrain is a centralized, multi-user, browser-based platform that visualizes the data center down to the port level or card in a chassis via navigation that renders hieararchical and subcomponent data center diagrams, Siemon explained. It includes rack, cabinet and floor layouts to visually see cabinet occupancy and manage assets and circuit layouts to provide on-demand display of cabling links between equipment and components.
“Through the netTerrain platform, users can easily configure layouts with integrated access to Siemon’s WheelHouse Advanced Data Center Solutions, including cabinets, racks, cable management, copper and fiber connectivity, and power distribution units,” Siemon said. “Siemon PowerMax intelligent PDUs that deliver real-time monitoring and control of power usage, capacity and environmental conditions also integrate with the netTerrain platform for users to monitor data center power at the device or outlet level.”
Frank Velleca, market manager for strategic projects at Siemon, commented, “Today’s data centers are more complex than ever before, with thousands of connections linking a wide range of devices, cards and ports all occupying physical space in racks and cabinets and consuming power. We are excited to partner with Graphical Networks and integrate our data center solutions into the netTerrain DCIM platform to help our customers maximize space and capacity, manage assets, lower power and cooling costs, reduce downtime, and properly plan and forecast for growth.”
Jan Durnhofer, Graphical Networks’ chief executive officer, added, “We have been searching for the right data center hardware manufacturer to partner with for some time. It is an honor to have been selected from a large pool of possible DCIM vendors for this partnership. Siemon is a well-known and respected manufacturer with a large presence not just within the United States, but in many other countries where Graphical Networks also has a presence.”