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
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.
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