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ManageEngine Integrates Intel DCM to Reduce Data Center Energy Usage

ManageEngine Adds Power Management to DCIM Portfolio with New Plug-in Based on Intel Data Center Manager
  • Identifies PUE, DCiE of data center; applies power policies on devices
  • Imposes thermal maps on 3D data center views
  • Online demo of Intel DCM Energy Management plug-in is available at http://demo.rackbuilderplus.com
  • Visit ManageEngine in Booth 124 at Data Center World

ORLANDO, Fla. and PLEASANTON, Calif. - October 20, 2014 - ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today launched the Intel DCM Energy Management plug-in for RackBuilder Plus, its 3D visual modeling software for data centers. As a result of leveraging Intel Data Center Manager (Intel DCM), the new plug-in lets admins know the power usage and temperature of their data center floors, racks and devices. An online demonstration of the Intel DCM Energy Management plug-in is available at http://demo.rackbuilderplus.com.

ManageEngine is demonstrating its new plug-in along with RackBuilder Plus and OpManager, its data center management software for large enterprises, in booth 124 at Data Center World being held Oct. 19-22, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.

Up to 60 percent of a typical data center utility bill goes to cooling systems. Considering the huge size of today’s data centers, those bills can run up to thousands of dollars over years. Designing a real-time, continuous energy monitoring system that works in tandem with DCIM visualization tools can help reduce these bills.

"Our partnership with Intel brings together leading-edge capabilities in energy monitoring and DCIM visualization," said Dev Anand, director of product management at ManageEngine. "Intel’s energy manager is now available as a plug-in for our RackBuilder Plus to help admins get the heat map view of their racks, apply power capping over energy-intensive equipment, measure and report on energy metrics such as PUE and conduct energy audits periodically."

"While Intel DCM simplifies data center energy operations by providing a single solution that covers all the different server OEM protocols and proprietary techniques for power management, Intel’s DCM software stack just makes it easier for data center software and hardware vendors to integrate the DCM capabilities into their offerings," said Jeff Klaus, general manager for Intel DCM Solutions. "We are pleased that ManageEngine customers would now be able to simplify their power management operations with Intel DCM and the RackBuilder offering."

RackBuilder Plus Puts Intel Inside

The new Intel DCM Energy Management plug-in monitors the power and temperature of the data center devices via various protocols such as iDRAC, IPMI, DCMI and SNMP. The plug-in helps admins monitor the power consumption and temperature of each device. RackBuilder Plus collects this data and provides actionable information on the power consumption and temperature for the data center floor, the individual racks and the individual devices.

The Intel DCM Energy Management plug-in empowers RackBuilder Plus to aggregate all the power usage data and calculate the power usage effectiveness (PUE) and data center infrastructure efficiency (DCiE) of a data center floor. Those metrics help admins understand the efficiency of their power for computing and understand how much power is wasted on cooling.

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. For deeper data center visibility and management, data center admins can convert RackBuilder Plus into OpManager with a simple license key change and gain network management, physical and virtual server monitoring, fault management, workflow automation, asset management and more.

Pricing and Availability

The Intel DCM Energy Management plug-in for RackBuilder Plus is available for download at https://www.manageengine.com/data-center-visualization/energy-management.html. Its pricing starts at $199 per rack.

RackBuilder Plus’ pricing starts at $199 per rack.

For more information on RackBuilder Plus, please visit https://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/ManageEngine34 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 https://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 https://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, many established and emerging enterprises 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. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corporation with offices worldwide, including the United States, 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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