nlyte Adds Advanced Business Analytics to Data Center Performance Suite

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-12-06 Print this article Print

Version 6.0 of the company's Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) platform incorporates nlyte Analytics, a new set of integrated business intelligence capabilities.

nlyte Software -- that's correct, no letters are capitalized in the first name -- Dec. 6 announced that it is including more extensive analytics in the newest version of its data center performance monitoring and management package.

Menlo Park, Calif.-based nlyte launched v6.0 of its Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) platform that incorporates nlyte Analytics, a set of integrated business intelligence capabilities.

These tools enable data center managers to obtain better visibility into performance indicators involving use of electricity, cooling requirements and carbon emissions.

Reports now available from the new software suite also are aimed to help administrators in capacity planning that can result in better use of power and space, which can lead to reduced data center operating expenses.

nlyte Analytics contains three fully integrated modules for intelligent capacity planning that are based on a new and highly optimized business intelligence architecture. The packages also utilize the latest best practices in data warehousing, analytics and dimensional modeling.

The modules include: nlyte Dashboard, which provides management with the operational metrics required to manage sophisticated data center facilities; nlyte Report, which provides a reporting infrastructure to create, schedule, analyze, manage and distribute reports for a variety of IT and executive audiences; and nlyte Predict, which provides the ability to forecast and model the future state of a data center's capacities based on historical data.

For example, an IT manager can view a high-level roll-up of capacity data for power, cooling, space and network connections across an entire data center, incorporating full drill-down and time-series analysis -- and then run a series of reports as needed.

Users also retain full flexibility to create, deploy and maintain their own dashboards using the nlyte Dashboard Manager, which enables using a wizard-driven, drag-and-drop interface and an wide choice of data visualization conventions such as gauges, charts and maps.

nlyte said the new package is available now.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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