|Автор: Yevgeniy Sverdlik|
Data center infrastructure vendor APC has integrated its data center infrastructure management solution InfraStruxure Central with HP’s IT-management suite called Operations Manager.
The tightly coupled integration of the two solutions helps IT managers better understand the impact of physical-layer changes on IT systems and business applications. IT managers can now detect and monitor in real-time changes in power, cooling and environment through Operations Manager.
New York utility Con Edison was one of the integrated solution’s early adopters. The company’s director of IT planning Terrence Walsh said in a statement that the company participated in a “trial implementation” of the program.
“We are now able to view and manage our physical infrastructure, including power and cooling in a single interface, instead of the multiple programs we had to access for the same information prior to this installation,” Walsh said.
“Seeing all of this from one single software platform has allowed us to manage our data center and server farms much more efficiently and effectively.”
Integration is done through installing the Smart Plug-In, which integrates InfraStruxure Central’s device hierarchy, device status and monitored data into the Operations Manager environment.
HP’s Operations Manager is a suite of management products and solutions for management of physical and virtual IT environments across data centers, client computers and devices. It provides a single management console for a variety of infrastructure types – including virtual and cloud infrastructure – in addition to data on transactions, applications, business services and infrastructure.
APC’s InfraStruxure Central provides monitoring and control of power, cooling, security and energy usage for both building and IT systems.