The Information Highway of DCIM
Welcome to the world’s first and only OPEN, BI-DIRECTIONAL COLLABORATIVE FRAMEWORK for DCIM-related data, systems, and workflows
The DCIM Open Exchange Framework is core to iTRACS’ vision for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) as an open systems management-based solution. The DCIM Open Exchange Framework is the information highway that connects all outside data sources, systems, and workflows to the iTRACS Converged Physical Infrastructure Management™ (CPIM®) software suite, allowing for the seamless bi-directional exchange of information. Using this framework technology, iTRACS’ extensible systems management environment can send or receive any data point from any other vendor or system using open, industry-standard interfaces and protocols. The framework simplifies the entire interchange with a standardized interface that speeds integrations, eliminates risk, and fosters rapid wins for the customer.
The DCIM Open Exchange Framework is not offered as a standard – it’s offered as a means to accelerate the openness within the physical layer that’s been enjoyed at the logical layer for years.
The frameworks helps to unlock the data at the heart of physical infrastructure and turn it into actionable information
Bi-directional information exchange with anything and everything
DCIM Open Exchange Framework technology has already powered integrations with Intel, Power Assure, OSIsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Unite Technologies, BMC, Liebert, Geist, APC Schneider, CA Technologies, and others. The framework leverages common foundational technology across all integrations for unparalleled time-to-value. It is poised to expand the DCIM ecosystem in any and all directions to incorporate new data sources, enterprise systems, and workflows.
The DCIM Open Exchange Framework helps unlock the vast amount of data within the physical infrastructure and turn it into actionable, context-rich information that drives informed decision-making.
It’s a gateway unleashing the free and open exchange of information related to the physical infrastructure, connecting iTRACS® with outside data sources, enterprise systems, business workflows within the customer’s organization, even other DCIM vendors.
The framework’s two-way data exchange creates a true win-win:
- The iTRACS DCIM ecosystem is enriched with new streams of operational and other data
- The customer’s business systems and workflows are enriched by pulling information from iTRACS CPIM™ back into their environments
A framework vs an API
Don’t mistake the DCIM Open Exchange Framework for either an API or a partnering program. Don’t confuse it with mere data collection or data aggregation. This is an information-exchanging framework with enterprise-wide implications:
- Open and bi-lateral (supports a two-way interchange)
- Provides value to all constituents across IT, Facilities, BMS, and the Business (not just the owner of the API)
- Ensures equal access to data, enterprise processes, and business workflows, connecting the entire outside world to DCIM
- Creates new opportunities to drive operational efficiency and strategic business value from the infrastructure investment
“The framework simplifies the entire integration process, offering a rapid early win for our joint customers,” says Brad Wurtz, President and CEO of Power Assure. “What is particularly alluring is how the framework fosters the bi-lateral exchange of information. We can feed our real-time energy data and other management information into the iTRACS suite, where it is visualized in iTRACS’ award-winning systems management platform. Or we can pull iTRACS data into our system to help customers optimize their energy management strategies within the Power Assure environment.”
Learn more about the DCIM Open Exchange Framework today.