Data Center Infrastructure Management

What is Second-Generation DCIM

Second-generation Data Center Infrastructure Management (also known as DCIM G2) refers to the class of software emerging from traditional DCIM products to dramatically simplify data center management. This next generation of DCIM addresses many of the pain points experienced with legacy DCIM tools and provides specific capabilities and features designed to help data center managers make smarter operational decisions.

While legacy DCIM tools are adequate for some of the most common daily tasks faced by today’s data center managers and operators, second-generation DCIM improves on its first-generation counterpart with enhanced versions of the monitoring and operations features available in legacy DCIM tools as well as new functionality for modern data center environments.

Sunbird: A Leader in Second-Generation DCIM

Sunbird is ahead of the curve when it comes to second-generation DCIM. While other DCIM software providers are charging for every module, our focus on real customer problems has enabled us to overcome the pain points of legacy DCIM tools in our elegant, modern software. We refine our features and build our roadmap based on feedback from our users, so there’s no bloatware, no additional modules to purchase—simply fast, easy, and complete DCIM software that just works.

Asset Management for the Modern Data Center

Track detailed information on all your data center infrastructure assets and even add your own custom fields .

Capacity Management Solution

Sunbird's Capacity Management Solution provides you with complete, accurate views of capacity, including physical space, power and network ports available in racks, plus the capacity of infrastructure devices like UPSs, CRACs, and circuit panels. Our capacity management solution includes our dcTrack® DCIM software that displays your entire power and network chain with the click of a button. You no longer need to maintain files

and files of Excel® and Visio®, nor make trip after trip to the data center.

Change Management

With our Change Management Solution you can better manage change within your data center 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 center. Increase data center temperature without risk and drive energy savings behavior with bill-back reports.

Environment Management

Fortunately, Sunbird offers complete intelligent Environment Management Solutions that not only help you identify potential trouble areas, but also helps you save energy and maintain a safe environment for your IT equipment.
Hot spots may be good for nightlife, but not for data centers. So take the first step towards eliminating them by scheduling an Environment Management Solution test drive now.

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 center in the industry.

3D Data Center Visualizations

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 center. Display your visualizations in slideshow mode to create a shared understanding across organizational silos.

Worried about lag and load? 3D rendered at the speed of your browser—not by a serverensures high performance for faster analysis.

Security

Our DCIM software provides a single, centralized system for transparent, high-visibility data center access management. Manage access to different areas of your data center 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 center 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.

You don’t need to worry about “garbage in, garbage out” with Sunbird. Gathering data directly from the devices in your data center ensures accurate, high-quality information that leads to deeper, more reliable insights.