Data Centre Information Management (DCIM) – SunbirdDCIM
The One-Stop DCIM Solution
Since 2007, Sunbird products are being used globally by 1300+ customers across hundreds of thousands of racks, managing millions of assets, and monitoring billions of data points each and every day.
- IT Data Centre Asset Management
With an overwhelming number of IT assets to monitor, asset tracking in Data Centres has become a difficult process. Multiple Excel files and Visio diagrams, and home-grown systems can be hard to use, hard to maintain, and error prone. As a result, your current solution might not be able to deliver the information you need, when you need it. dcTrack® is an easy-to-use DCIM software that lets you maintain an accurate inventory of Data Centre assets and real-time views across your entire Data Centre, including equipment in racks like servers, storage, networking equipment, rack PDUs, patch panels and even applications.
- Capacity Management Simplified
Sunbird's DCIM software provides the data and capabilities you need for a complete, accurate view of capacity. Simplify how you find and reserve capacity, including physical space, power, and network connections, to optimize utilization. Leverage capacity report to clearly demonstrate to your management teams your need to purchase more capacity. Intelligently manage your Data Centre resources to make more informed capacity planning decisions, use power resources more efficiently, and save on operating expenses.
- Change Management
With our Change Management Solution you can better manage change within your Data Centre by optimizing your current operations, assets and infrastructure. In doing so our DCIM software enables you to maintain best practices and improve operational efficiencies. Sunbird’s dcTrack® DCIM software provides powerful and intelligent tools for workflow automation. The solution enables you to generate change requests, automate device moves, and maintain a complete audit trail of requests and work orders for compliance.
- Energy Management
You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Information can give you the intelligence you need to be smarter about your energy usage. With built in ASHRAE cooling charts and Smart Rack views, Sunbird’s Power IQ Energy Management Solution monitors and measures all the energy usage in your facility, providing dashboards and reports to help you find savings in your Data Centre. Increase Data Centre temperature without risk and drive energy savings behavior with bill-back reports. Our Energy management software is standards based and monitors building meters, UPSs, Floor PDUs, RPPs, intelligent rack PDU’s and environment sensors. It consolidates information into actionable reports, enabling you to save power and money, calculate Green Grid’s PUE Level 1, 2 and 3, and drive your green Data Centre and sustainability initiatives.
- Environment Management
Our Data Centre Environment Management solution brings together the power of
Data Centre Monitoring of Intelligent PDUs designed to work with plug-and-play environment sensors – temperature, humidity, airflow, pressure, water, smoke, contact closure sensors, and yes, even a USB web cam. A full Data Centre management software suite, including operations tool and monitoring software, with a configurable dashboard, alerts, cooling charts and tools to calculate savings from increasing rack temperatures. Plus, the industry’s best Data Centre power management software compatibility with many third-party rack PDU’s.
- Power Management
Sunbird’s Power IQ DCIM software for Power Management can clue you into how much power you’re using at a moment’s notice, down to individual servers when coupled with our PX® intelligent Rack PDUs with individual outlet metering. Our enterprise class power monitoring software has been battle-tested, monitoring some of the world’s largest Data Centres in the industry. With an intuitive simple to configure dashboard, see power utilization trends and capacity across your power chain, find stranded power, and improve Data Centre uptime with thresholds and alerts.
- Data Centre Visualization
Our DCIM solution incorporates 3D to enhance information in ways that make sense so you can get more out of your data. View cabinet elevations and see where and how devices are place and connected. Analyze power, temperature, and humidity sensor readings at a glance—information you can’t easily get when physically inside the Data Centre. Display your visualizations in slideshow mode to create a shared understanding across organizational silos.
Our DCIM software provides a single, centralized system for transparent, high-visibility Data Centre access management. Manage access to different areas of your Data Centre and keep track of who goes in and out with real-time reporting and surveillance feeds. Operating an environment with multiple customers and users? Use role-based granular permissions to restrict access to company data and assets.
Mitigate common security threats, reduce the risk of human error, and eliminate the hassle of manually tracking access requests with security oriented DCIM software.
- BI & Analytics
Business intelligence and analytics are fast, easy, and accessible with Sunbird’s DCIM dashboards and reports. Based on feedback from customers, we’ve developed dashboards that come preconfigured out of the box with the KPIs and metrics most useful for easing your Data Centre pain points. Configure the size and order of your charts for faster, more focused data analysis, or display the specific information you want with customizable reports.
- Connectivity Management
Sunbird's DCIM solution combines full power distribution management with network connection and structured cabling infrastructure capacities for the ultimate connectivity management solution. End-to-end power chain management gives you the ability to budget power at every connection point and prevents you from overloading a power circuit to maintain uptime. Visual trace routes for network circuits help you troubleshoot incident, reduce break-fix time, and identify single points of failure, boosting efficiency and productivity among your Data Centre teams.
HPE Hyperconverged Systems (HPE-300)
The next wave of virtualization …
The next step in the evolution of IT architectures brings together all the goodness of converged infrastructure, virtualization, and software-defined storage technologies. Everything you need, including servers, storage, virtualization software, networking and management – is fully integrated and packaged together into a single, yet highly available appliance.
It provides many of the benefits of a virtualized data centre in a compact, cost-effective system that is easy to deploy, manage, and support. From a business perspective, the benefits of hyperconverged systems include reduced upfront capital and operational costs, thanks to fewer components than are required in conventional systems; a small footprint, simplified management, and efficient power and cooling.
HPE Aruba Networks
Smart network for SMBs …
In less than 2 minutes, we’ll help you find the right switches, access points and network management solution for your organization using the Network Product Wizard for Small and Midsize Businesses. Mobility is not a luxury – it’s a must-have for your business.
Aruba has one of the broadest wired / wireless access layer portfolios in the market and is the top-ranked vendor for all use cases according to Gartner. Aruba scores well in the capabilities for network / guess access, network management and policy enforcement application services.
Organizations can manage Aruba Instant controllerless APs on-premises or as part of a cloud offering (Aruba Central). Aruba customers continue to provide positive feedback for RF interference mitigation capabilities offered by ClientMatch.
Customers using the ClearPath access policy and management solution began receiving enhanced behavioral analytics capabilities following Aruba’s acquisition of Niara (rebranded as IntroSpect), completed early 2017.
Low-to-High Density Data Centre Cooling Solutions …
As the heat density in Data Centres continues to grow, there is a demand for a solution capable of cooling the equipment. The OptiCool® Data Centre cooling system provides close-coupled cooling at the heat source for low-to-high density cooling applications. OptiCool® is a low-pressure, refrigerant-based system which is adaptable to any computing equipment rack.
The OptiCool® Cool Door® system attaches to the equipment rack and can support a variety of heat load and redundancy configurations while delivering unprecedented simplicity, performance, and energy efficiency. OptiCool® is vastly superior to conventional Data Centre cooling, which includes computer room air conditioning, hybrid containment and in-row systems.
The OptiCool® Data Centre cooling system provides exceptional energy efficiency (up to 95%) for a broad range of cooling applications from 2 to 30 kW per rack. Each OptiCool® refrigerant pump system delivers 210 kW of cooling capacity, yet is only 40” wide, offering a dramatically reduced cooling footprint. In addition, each Cool Door® can be configured to support in-rack cooling redundancy at 20 kW per rack. OptiCool® can support both raised and non-raised floor environments.
- Close-coupled, refrigerant-based cooling
- Supports spectrum of low-to-high density applications
- “Active” heat extraction supports up to 30 kW per rack
- Adaptable to existing equipment racks
- Modular design scalable to support heat load
- Several design alternatives for heat redundancy
- Continuous operation during installation
- Exceptional energy efficiency (up to 95%)
- Reduced floor space dedicated to cooling (up to 90%)
- Opportunity to increase rack density
- Eliminates the need for a raised floor for cooling
- Reduces ambient temperature and eliminates hot spots
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Reduced noise levels
- Energy efficiency incentive funding available