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No Limits Software announces v3.0 of RaMP DCIM solution

No Limits Software announces the upcoming release of version 3.0 of their RaMP DCIM solution, with a new user interface, new tablet and mobile versions, new reporting features, support for patch panels, improved drag and drop support for setting up rack power and network connections, a new cost model for tracking all costs for an asset, and enhanced support for managing warranties, service contracts, and leases. “Version 3.0 was a major endeavor by our dedicated team and I could not be more pleased with the results,” said Dave Cole, the president of No Limits Software. He adds that “I think our customers are going to love the new functionality and dramatic new look and feel.”

The RaMP DCIM solution provides data center management from the virtual machine to the IT infrastructure (servers, blades, storage, network) to the Facilities infrastructure (power, cooling, environmental monitoring). RaMP’s auto-discovery allows you to be up and running in hours rather than months and the intuitive user interface reduces training time. RaMP also provides software and operating system license management, state of the art workflow management to manage tasks, and complete integration with intelligent rack solutions from multiple manufacturers.

RaMP 3.0 also introduces new pricing models, allowing customers to choose between traditional software license with annual maintenance, software as a service (SaaS) model with the software running on premise, or SaaS model running in the cloud. This new flexibility will allow customers to choose the model which best suits their needs.

RaMP 3.0 will be on display at the No Limits Software booth (Booth 117) at the upcoming AFCOM Data Center World conference in Las Vegas on April 28 – May 2 and will be available for general release in May.

Version 3.0 of RaMP DCIM includes the following new features:

• A new streamlined user interface throughout the application to make RaMP even easier to use
• Completely rewritten mobile interfaces, with new smart phone and tablet versions to put detailed data center information in your hands
• New reporting tools allow users to create and save their own customized reports in PDF, Word, or Excel formats
• New drag and drop support for patch panels
• Improved rack drag and drop support to allow users to make power and network connections for an entire rack in minutes
• New asset cost model to allow you to track asset costs, including purchase price, lease, service contracts, maintenance, software and operating system, and power and cooling costs. RaMP allows you to roll up these costs by physical location or logical groupings.
• Enhanced support for managing warranties, service contracts, and leases.
• Added the ability for users to create their own Modbus and SNMP devices

The RaMP DCIM solution provides the following benefits:

• Auto-discovery of detailed device information
• Power and environmental monitoring down to the device level
• Server monitoring to identify servers which should be retired, virtualized or consolidated
• Software and operating system license management
• Lease and service contract maintenance
• Asset cost tracking
• Automated change control to reduce MTTR and increase availability
• Web services API for integration with other systems
• PUE, DCiE and CADE energy management calculations
• Accurate capacity planning data to reduce stranded power and shutdown risks
• Device type roll-up views for an easy way to quickly compare device performance
• Visual workflow and task management

For more information about No Limits Software please visit their profile in the Data Center Discovery directory here

No Limits Software expands capability of DCIM tools

Some of the most exciting new products in data center marketplace are found in the area of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions.

Information technology and consulting firm Gartner, defines DCIM as;

“DCIM tools monitor, measure, manage and/or control data center utilization and energy consumption of all IT-related equipment (such as servers, storage and network switches) and facility infrastructure components (such as power distribution units [PDUs] and computer room air conditioners [CRACs]).”

This week I had the pleasure to correspond with Dave Cole, Founder and President of No Limits Software. No Limits Software’s RaMP DCIM solution was recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) products.

Dave was pleased to announce that No Limits Software has just released for immediate availability of version 2.6 of their RaMP DCIM solution.

The powerful new release provides support for:

  • placing devices into maintenance mode
  • enhanced ability to retire assets
  • workflow templates for recurring sets of tasks such as adding or moving equipment
  • support for hundreds of new models including PDI PDUs
  • additional contextual help
  • quick links to allow users to navigate directly to an asset from an email alert
  • enhanced support for intelligent cabinets.

We are very glad to see No Limits Software bringing such powerful tools to the data center marketplace.

About No Limits Software:  No Limits Software is a leading provider of data center management solutions, including asset and change management, capacity planning and real-time monitoring. No Limits Software provides a unique solution through the automation of asset and change management, including the discovery of the asset location down to the rack unit. Their RaMP DCIM solution allows you to understand and more effectively operate your data center.

You can learn more at http://datacenterdiscovery.com/myaccount/profile.php?user_id=205