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ManageEngine Launches RackBuilder Plus for 3D Modeling, Monitoring of Data Centers

Industry-First Tool Provides Large Enterprises, Data Centers with Realistic 3D Views of Data Centers, Real-Time Health Status of Devices

LAS VEGAS and PLEASANTON, Calif. - April 28, 2014 - ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today launched RackBuilder Plus, the easy-to-use, 3D visual modeling software for large enterprises and data centers. With RackBuilder Plus, IT and data center admins save time and improve facilities management with a complete inventory of the data center, including all the relationship details between racks, floors and devices. In an industry-first combination, RackBuilder Plus also offers real-time monitoring of data center devices. A video demo of RackBuilder Plus is available at http://demo.rackbuilderplus.com.

ManageEngine will be demonstrating RackBuilder Plus at Data Center World, April 28-May 2, 2014, in Las Vegas. At the show, ManageEngine will be in booth 113.

As more enterprises run multiple data centers for load sharing and redundancy, admins find it difficult to gain clear overall visibility into their data centers. Conventional data center documentation tools such as Excel and Visio do not provide a dynamic, realistic view of the data center. In turn, admins have to sift through multiple pages of documents to trace a particular device that has to be removed from the rack for maintenance. Meanwhile, the visual modeling tools available in the market fail to offer the 3D views that data center admins require.

“A life-like, realistic view of the data center is necessary for gaining more visibility and managing it better,” said Dev Anand, director of product management at ManageEngine. “With RackBuilder Plus, data center admins can create an exact replica of the data center floor with all the racks and devices populated — in 3D. This makes it easy for them to quickly locate a device or a rack.”

RackBuilder Plus offers an easy-to-use rack and floor builder that lets data center admins create 3D views of racks and data center floors. Admins just drag and drop devices onto the racks and then drag and drop the racks onto the floors. RackBuilder Plus combines 3D visual modeling with device monitoring to help admins identify the health status of the devices in real time.

RackBuilder Plus also improves facilities management by making it easier for admins to identify the free slots available in each rack as well as the rack space available on each floor. This helps data center admins find out their rack and floor utilization and plan accordingly for future expansion. RackBuilder Plus also supports data migration from other data center documentation tools such as Device42 and RackTables.

RackBuilder Plus is built on OpManager, ManageEngine’s highly scalable, data center infrastructure management software that can monitor 50,000 devices or 1 million interfaces from a single server. Data center admins seeking more visibility and management into their data center can convert RackBuilder Plus into OpManager for network management, physical and virtual server monitoring, fault management, workflow automation, asset management and more.

Pricing and Availability

RackBuilder Plus is available for immediate download at http://www.manageengine.com/data-center-visualization/download.html. RackBuilder Plus is priced at $199 per rack.

For more information on RackBuilder Plus, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/data-center-visualization/. For more information on ManageEngine, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/; on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine  and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.

About RackBuilder Plus

RackBuilder Plus is 3D visual modeling software that helps admins visualize data center floors in 3D. A life-like view of the data center floors and racks allows admins to have a virtual walkthrough across the floors from their office. RackBuilder Plus also offers real-time health status of devices using color codes and helps identify faulty devices in the data center. It is easy to install and use and is available for a free, 30-day trail. For more information on ManageEngine RackBuilder Plus, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/data-center-visualization/.

About OpManager

ManageEngine OpManager is a network management platform that helps large enterprises, service providers and SMEs manage their data centers and IT infrastructure efficiently and cost effectively. Automated workflows, intelligent alerting engines, configurable discovery rules, and extendable templates enable IT teams to setup a 24x7 monitoring system within hours of installation. Do-it-yourself plug-ins extend the scope of management to include network change and configuration management and IP address management as well as monitoring of networks, applications, databases, virtualization and NetFlow-based bandwidth. For more information on ManageEngine OpManager, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/opmanager/.

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization’s need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, more than 90,000 established and emerging customers - including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 - rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. Another 300,000-plus admins optimize their IT using the free editions of ManageEngine products. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/; on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.

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