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Raritan tool finds spare data center capacity: News in brief

Raritan dcTrack helps managers unearth spare data center capacity; Wave2Wave intros a data center on wheels; and iTRACS and TBD Fusion strike partnership.

Raritan dcTrack adds search, place and reserve tools
The latest version of Raritan’s dcTrack data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tool provides improved visibility and control of the infrastructure layers of the data center. Available now, new features in dcTrack 2.5 include a 'Capacity Search, Place and Reserve' tool that helps find space, power, and network connectivity as well as reserve that capacity for future provisioning. A new capacity management dashboard displays real-time resource utilization data of electrical, cooling, floor, cabinet, cable and network resources, and how much additional resource is available. Improved power distribution management tracks power starting at the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and determines power loads across the circuit path using derated values and actual readings. Finally, a Web Services API for ticketing systems allows integration with third-party tools like BMC Remedy and LANDesk.

Wave2Wave rolls out modular data centers on wheels
A cost-effective, quick alternative to building a new server room or data center is Wave2Wave Solution Corp.’s new modular, mobile line of  “data centers in a box.” The w-Metro family includes the w-MetroExpress, w-MetroXtreme, w-MetroMono and w-MetroVault, supplying from 2.5 kW of IT load in a 24 U enclosure, to 12 kW in 42 U. All models include integrated cooling, fire suppression, power distribution units, UPSes, network connectivity, and cabling, and can be transported on wheels or by forklift. In addition, the units feature an integrated security system and comply with Section 404 of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Prices for w-Metro units starts at $55,000, and they are available now.

Partnership marries building, IT and facilities management
DCIM vendor iTRACS and TBD Fusion, a provider of IT management systems, are collaborating to provide better management of IT physical infrastructure. The partnership calls for iTRACS converged physical infrastructure management to be integrated with the TDB Fusion IT management system, adding process management that enables smooth collaboration between IT, business units, facilities and building management. The companies did not disclose availability and packaging details.

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