Siemon, a global network infrastructure specialist, has partnered with data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solution provider Graphical Networks whose netTerrain DCIM platform will enable Siemon customers gain the network visibility they need to effectively manage, monitor, control and document the data centre.
A centralised, multi-user, browser-based platform, the netTerrain DCIM platform visualises the data centre right down to the port level or card in a chassis, through easy-to-use navigation that renders powerful hierarchical and subcomponent data centre diagrams.
These diagrams encompass 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.
Via the netTerrain platform, users can easily configure layouts with integrated access to Siemon’s WheelHouse Advanced Data Centre Solutions, including cabinets, racks, cable management, copper and fibre connectivity, and power distribution units.
Siemon PowerMax intelligent PDUs, delivering real-time monitoring and control of power usage, capacity and environmental conditions also integrate with the netTerrain platform for users to monitor data centre power at the device or outlet level.
“Today’s data centres 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,” said Frank Velleca, Siemon’s market manager for Strategic Projects.
“We are excited to partner with Graphical Networks and integrate our data centre solutions into the netTerrain DCIM platform to help our customers maximise space and capacity, manage assets, lower power and cooling costs, reduce downtime, and properly plan and forecast for growth.
“We have been searching for the right data centre hardware manufacturer to partner with for some time,” commented Jan Durnhofer, CEO of Graphical Networks. “It is an honour 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 the many other countries where Graphical Networks also has a presence.”