2017 Data Center 100: 20 Data Center Management Providers
Data Center Management Providers
While data center functionality depends on the hardware and software infrastructure, management tools are key to making data centers efficiently serve internal and external customers. These tools monitor operations, warn of potential problems, and/or automatically make required fixes. Data center infrastructure management, or DCIM, software is the best known of these tools, but other less-complex tools are available.
Here's a look at the data center management providers on this year's Data Center 100 list.
Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO
Headquarters: Cary, N.C.
ABB's Decathlon for Data Centers is a data center information management system providing integration and automation to on-premise and hybrid cloud environments.
Sara Clark, President, CEO
Headquarters: Lisle, Ill.
Altima's NetZoomDC is a fully scalable DCIM software application that lets data center professionals model, manage and monitor assets, space, power and cooling across one or more sites.
Peter Leav, President, CEO
BMC tools provide IT service management, workload and IT automation, cloud management and mainframe management. BMC in 2016 made a big push to introduce automation into big data management environments with automated management capabilities for Office 365 compliance.
Mike Gregoire, CEO
Headquarters: New York
CA develops IT management software for customers across mainframe and physical to virtual and cloud environments. Its core expertise can be found in its focus on cloud-delivered management applications, DevOps for application time-to-market acceleration, and security.
Paul Goodison, Chairman, CEO
Headquarters: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Cormant provides DCIM, IT asset management and connectivity management. Its Cormant-CS DCIM lets customers manage capacity, equipment, connectivity, power and environmentals, and workflow change while providing analytics.
Raj Jalan, CEO
Headquarters: New Haven, Conn.
Device42's DCIM software provides up-to-date configuration and resource information, finds and documents issues, manages risks, centralizes security and manages asset life cycles, with multitenant capabilities that allow groups to access specific rooms, devices or racks in a building.
Srinivas Ramanathan, CEO
Headquarters: Iselin, N.J.
The company's eG Enterprise monitors, diagnoses and reports key IT services. eG Enterprise automatically baselines metrics and provides virtualization-aware, root-cause automatic diagnosis for application performance.
Nikolaus Albrecht, CEO
Headquarters: Parsippany, N.J.
FNT provides integrated software solutions for documenting and managing IT and telecommunications solutions, data centers and buildings. Its portfolio includes offerings for DCIM, cable and IT infrastructure management, and asset and configuration management.
Hassan Moezzi, CEO
Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.
Future Facilities develops engineering simulation software, including its 6SigmaDCX toolset, to help data centers build virtual prototypes, troubleshoot existing designs, and running what-if scenarios.
Matt Lane, President, DCIM Division
Headquarters: Lincoln, Neb.
Geist's rainge of DCIM offerings include Environet Facility for a holistic view of the data center, Racknet for rack-level management, and Racket Node Manager to manage Geist devices.
Fred Voccola, CEO
Headquarters: New York
Kaseya gives MSPs centralized and remote management and policy-based automation of data center resources. Kaseya VAS is a single dashboard to manage and automate IT, and Kaseya BMS lets MSPs deploy new services and manage customers' IT projects.
Craig Compiano, President, CEO
Headquarters: San Francisco
Modius' OpenData scalable DCIM software collects and normalizes real-time performance data from IT and telco devices, applications, and supporting building infrastructure to help users make facilities management decisions.
Doug Sabella, President, CEO
Headquarters: San Mateo, Calif.
Nlyte's Nlyte Enterprise focuses on enterprise data centers, Nlyte Colocation is focused on multi-tenant data centers, and Nlyte On-Demand offers data center management as a service.
Ed Healy, CEO
Headquarters: Austin, Texas
RF Code provides end-to-end data center asset tracking, asset life-cycle management, and environmental monitoring solutions. Its combination of software, intelligent infrastructure and internet-connected sensors delivers continuous location visibility throughout an asset’s entire life cycle while monitoring temperature, humidity, and other environmental factors.
Jeremy Swanner, President
Headquarters: Fort Collins, Colo.
RLE specializes in detecting data center environmental hazards. Among its products are liquid and water leak detectors and a monitoring system to protect against threats like temperature humidity and leaks.
Jack Sweeney, CEO
SevOne gives cloud service providers, MSPs and enterprises technology to collect, analyze and visualize network and infrastructure performance data. Its SevOne Cluster platform works with multiple SevOne appliances to use real-time reporting to scale data center networks.
Joe Kaeser, President, CEO
Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
Siemens provides data center planning and services through its DCIM, building automation, fire protection, physical security and power solutions. The company also helps customers build ’green’ data centers.
Kevin Thompson, President, CEO
Headquarters: Austin, Texas
SolarWinds addresses a range of data center management issues, including network management software and tools, systems management software, IT security software, database performance management and optimization, and more.
Herman Chan, President
Headquarters: Somerset, N.J.
Sunbird develops integrated DCIM software that brings together real-time asset management, connection and capacity management, and environment management via third-party intelligent rack power distribution units, and vendor-agnostic power management.
Colin Aurelius, CEO
Headquarters: Berkshire, U.K.
The Federos platform integrates DCIM with a customer's IT management solution to automate simple tasks and complex workflows and provide a single unified interface.