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Sunbird DCIM Functionality and Benefits Overview

To ease the cost of managing your data centers and better understand the value of Sunbird DCIM software

Sunbird DCIM Software has many features and functions to run efficient Data Centre operations and facilities to improve Data Centre infrastructure and facilities planning and design. It typically replaces Excel, Visio, and home-grown databases. DCIM software can bridge information across organizational domains – Data Centre Ops, Facilities, and IT to maximize utilization of the Data Centre.

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Sunbird DCIM software provides Data Centre operations managers with the ability to identify, locate, visualize, and manage all physical Data Centre assets, quickly provision new equipment, and confidently plan capacity for future growth. Sunbird DCIM software also helps control energy costs, improve Data Centre design, and increase operational efficiency. Implementing a Sunbird Data Centre Infrastructure Management solution provides Data Centre operations managers and their companies with significant operational and cost-saving benefits, today and into the future.

KEY BENEFITS

The benefits of a DCIM solution can be found in time savings, people productivity, and cost savings. Employees no longer need to be on-site to identify what assets are in the data center and what space, power and cooling is available. Data Center Managers can have access to accurate data in real time at a click of a button. Understanding asset details and their physical power and network connections enables highly accurate capacity planning, down to the single port or 1 rack U level. Critical path capacity points are automatically and easily identified, reducing risks of failures. Reservations, moves, adds, and changes are accomplished with ease. Employee productivity and morale dramatically increases as processes and workflows are implemented to ensure high quality changes in the data center resulting in reduced OPEX.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Today’s data centers are more complex, more interdependent and more critical than ever before as evidenced by the cost of an outage being on average $9,000 per minute.  This has led to the need for more intelligent and automated IT infrastructure management.  The tools which enable the data center team to effectively and efficiently operate this complex environment have been grouped into a classification of solutions known collectively as Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM). Gartner defines DCIM as “tools that monitor, measure, manage and/or control data center use and energy consumption of all IT-related equipment (such as servers, storage and network switches), and facilities infrastructure components (such as power distribution units [PDUs] and computer room air conditioners [CRACs]).”

DATA CENTER ASSET MANAGEMENT - accurately tracks all assets across all global datacenters. dcTrack® is an easy-to-use DCIM software that lets you maintain an accurate inventory of data center assets and real-time views across your entire data center, including equipment in racks like servers, storage, networking equipment, rack PDUs, patch panels and even applications.

1 Asset Management for the Modern Data Center

DATA CENTER CHANGE MANAGEMENT - Manage, validate, and report on change requests and work orders. With our Change Management Solution, you can better manage change within your data center by optimizing your current operations, assets and infrastructure. In doing so our DCIM software enables you to maintain best practices and improve operational efficiencies. Sunbird’s dcTrack® DCIM software provides powerful and intelligent tools for workflow automation. The solution enables you to generate change requests, automate device moves, and maintain a complete audit trail of requests and work orders for compliance.

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DATA CENTER SECURITY MANAGEMENT - Secure cabinets with electronic door locks, auditing, surveillance, and role-based permissions. Modern data center professionals are facing a wide range of security management issues. Their data centers are continuously exposed to physical and informational security threats from both external and internal sources. They need to comply with increasingly stringent company requirements and industry regulations. And they must address these challenges while under pressure to maintain uptime, drive efficiency, and generally do more with less. Basic, low-level protection is no longer adequate for the complexities of modern data centers, especially remote and co-located facilities. Our DCIM software provides a single, centralized system for transparent, high-visibility data center access management. Manage access to different areas of your data center and keep track of who goes in and out with real-time reporting and surveillance feeds. Operating an environment with multiple customers and users? Use role-based granular permissions to restrict access to company data and assets. Mitigate common security threats, reduce the risk of human error, and eliminate the hassle of manually tracking access requests with security oriented DCIM software.

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DATA CENTER POWER MANAGEMENT - Reduce downtime add find stranded capacity with complete power monitoring. Sunbird’s Power IQ DCIM software for Power Management can clue you into how much power you’re using at a moment’s notice, down to individual servers when coupled with our PX® intelligent Rack PDUs with individual outlet metering. Our enterprise class power monitoring software has been battle-tested, monitoring some of the world’s largest data center in the industry. There are many opportunities to reduce energy consumption in data centers to save on energy costs. Effective management of energy efficiency initiatives requires DCIM software to help you see trends in energy consumption. DCIM can help you understand what is drawing energy in your facility and find ways to save on energy usage – while maintaining a safe environment for your IT equipment. Sunbird offers complete intelligent environment management Solutions that not only help you identify potential trouble areas, but also helps you save energy and maintain a safe environment for your IT equipment.

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DATA CENTER CAPACITY MANAGEMENT - Quickly see space, power, network, connectivity, and cooling capacity. Sunbird's DCIM software provides the data and capabilities you need for a complete, accurate view of capacity. Simplify how you find and reserve capacity, including physical space, power, and network connections, to optimize utilization. Leverage capacity report to clearly demonstrate to your management teams your need to purchase more capacity. Intelligently manage your data center resources to make more informed capacity planning decisions, use power resources more efficiently, and save on operating expenses.

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DATA CENTER CONNECTIVITY MANAGEMENT - Manage power and network connectivity with visual trace routes, cable measurements and network port connectivity. Sunbird's DCIM solution combines full power distribution management with network connection and structured cabling infrastructure capacities for the ultimate connectivity management solution. End-to-end power chain management gives you the ability to budget power at every connection point and prevents you from overloading a power circuit to maintain uptime. Visual trace routes for network circuits help you troubleshoot incident, reduce break-fix time, and identify single points of failure, boosting efficiency and productivity among your data center team.

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DATA CENTER BI AND ANALYTICS - Explorer zero configuration dashboards add visual analytics that work right out of the box. Business intelligence and analytics are fast, easy, and accessible with Sunbird’s DCIM dashboards and reports. Based on feedback from customers, we’ve developed dashboards that come preconfigured out of the box with the KPIs and metrics most useful for easing your data center pain points. Configure the size and order of your charts for faster, more focused data analysis, or display the specific information you want with customizable reports.

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In Canada contact Tri-Paragon at 416 865-3392 or email us at info@triparagon.com for more information

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to request a DEMO or TRIAL of the Sunbird DCIM Software and to see how you can harness the power of your data center data, or risk being left behind.

Why Sunbird?

We’re a leader in what is known as Second-Generation DCIM Software, and we focus on solving real customer problems…instead of charging for every module or user.

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