We’re launching a new module for Nlyte today, and we’re very excited about it.
It’s called Nlyte Command Center and it’s the next evolution of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) – not only monitoring data center devices, but also enabling remote control. Nlyte Command Center extends the reach of infrastructure managers to remotely control devices within dark sites, for example, turning devices on or off, adjusting fan speed or return air set points.
Why is this important – and evolutionary?
Nlyte Command Center offers drastic savings for DCIM users — eliminating the time and money spent physically traveling to each asset to make adjustments. With the right device support, (Modbus, SNMP) this control can not only reach CRAC units and UPSs, but can extend outside the data center. Imagine that!! Now data center operators can remotely control lights, thermostats, even desktops!
With this new option, Nlyte customers that want this functionality gain unprecedented control without having to find another data center solution, and without costly rack-mounted console servers.
Here’s an example of how Nlyte Command Center might be used in a remote data center facility:
Let’s say the Nlyte Energy Optimizer (NEO) Heat Map indicates an excessively cool area in a remote data center. Through Nlyte Command Center, the DCIM user – regardless of his/her location – can change the device’s set point for a higher temperature. And what’s more, the change is reflected in real-time on the NEO Heat Map screen. Increasing temperature by just one degree in the data center can save you 4% on your energy bill. Now that’s savings no organization can refuse.
Nlyte Command Center is ready to extend your reach into remote data centers, save you time and money – and put you in full control no matter where you’re located. No more rushing off to handle data center controls on-site. Now for those organizations that want this option, you can be anywhere and easily control any data center device – inside and outside – remotely.
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