Claims to bring transparency to data centre infrastructure
Siemens has announced that it has recently added Datacenter Clarity LC, a DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) solution to its portfolio for data centres. The software links facility management with IT management, combining information from subsystems that until now have often been operated separately, including energy management, building management, fire safety, building monitoring, monitoring of server racks, zones and raised floors, data storage systems, as well as switches and routers, the announcement elaborated. Datacenter Clarity LC is a trademark of Maya Heat Transfer Technologies, its long-term partner, it added.
According to Siemens, the solution gives data centre employees a wide range of tools for planning and simulation, asset management and energy consumption monitoring. The company gave the finer details: The software generates a 3D model of the data centre from CAD plans, while Datacenter Clarity LC acts as a data cockpit for operators who can optimise the data centre’s infrastructure based on the DCIM data. Using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis technology, Datacenter Clarity LC then calculates the air flows in the server rooms in order to identify potentially problematic zones, such as hot spots. Real-time monitoring as well as alarm and event notification makes it possible to take corrective action quickly in the event of a malfunction.