Many Data Centers attempt to do things fast without a lot of planning, that’s because they don’t have the right capacity planning tools or a good process. Those businesses are making decisions that are not based on good data…. :

Data center capacity planning is the establishment of a strategy that ensures an IT organization’s computing resources, power load, footprint and cooling capacity will be able to meet the workload demands of its users and customers.

Let’s face it data centers are limited in terms of footprint, power consumption and cooling capacity. To be effective, the capacity planning process requires sophisticated load calculations both at normal and peak performance times. It is usually the data center manager or IT director’s responsibility to chart a capacity plan and determine what strategy will accommodate business needs best. DCIM Capacity Planning and Change Management software takes the guess work out the process and lets you sleep at night.

Change and Capacity Solutions

Trellis Inventory Manager

The Trellis Inventory Manager allows data center stakeholders to know exactly what assets, connections and capacity exist in their facility and easily make changes for optimal performance. It provides a set of graphical visualization tools to allow the infrastructure team to map out its floor space and understand where assets are, who they belong to and how they are connected.

dcTrack DCIM Software

dcTrack® DCIM software that lets you maintain an accurate inventory of data center assets and real-time views across your entire data center, including equipment in racks like servers, storage, networking equipment, rack PDUs, patch panels and even applications.

Trellis – Power System Manager

Comprehensive view of power resource and utilization for easier management of the complete data center power system– from utility entrance down to the rack power distribution. Gain complete awareness of the active power path and the status of all devices in that power chain using a dynamic, maintainable one-line diagram.

Sunbird – Power IQ

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.

ServerTech – Sentry Power Manager

Sentry Power Manager (SPM) provides one central location to manage, monitor and control all of the intelligent PDUs within your data center. This cost-effective software solution provides complete visibility to both power and environmental monitoring with easy installation and setup to ensure a quick return on investment.

geist Geist – RackNet

Racknet helps optimize manual processes in the data center and serves as a single access point to consolidate data center power information. With comprehensive alarming and reporting functions, Racknet is the perfect tool to monitor SNMP power devices.

Trellis – Process Manager

The Trellis Process Manager makes sure your processes are running the way they’re supposed to run, including the necessary approvals for making changes to the data center infrastructure. It contains out-of-the-box templates for core data center processes, to ensure best practices are followed when making changes; those templates can be customized as needed to reflect your organization’s workflow.  It even automatically updates, ensuring your data center infrastructure management (DCIM) plan is always accurate.