Nlyte Software Continues to Define Data Center Infrastructure Management with Nlyte 7 Launch

New Nlyte 7 Suite Delivers Next Generation Data Center Management with the Industry’s First Business Intelligence Engine and Only Contextual Data Repository

San Mateo, Calif. – April 3, 2013 – Nlyte Software, the world’s leading software company focused on the management and optimization of data centers, today introduced its next generation software suite, Nlyte 7, the industry’s first data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution to seamlessly integrate with all of an organization’s business IT management fabric.

“Our seventh generation suite continues to define the modern DCIM suite, and takes the next step to align IT with business interests,” said Doug Sabella, CEO of Nlyte Software. “Each data center has a unique DNA, and by recognizing that, we have evolved Nlyte 7 to a level that extends the business process into the IT fabric. In doing so, CIOs and CFOs gain real-time, accurate insight to make the most informed decisions possible and run the business more efficiently.”

The feature-packed suite includes the industry’s first business intelligence engine, the industry’s only contextual data repository, an intuitive web interface, improved workflow and business process management, global scalability, asset discovery and reconciliation and resource visualization now extended to the rack level. With version 7, Nlyte now includes extensive real-time monitoring of power and virtualized resources as well as centralized management of all of the assets within the data center. As a business management suite, Nlyte 7 provides the ability to optimize current operational costs, minimize risk, and reduce future capital expenditures (CapEx).

“Before Grasshopper adopted Nlyte as our DCIM solution, we tracked our data center assets and managed capacity with spreadsheets and Visio drawings – that old system was time-consuming and nearly impossible to keep current,” said Craig Tata, Compliance Manager, Grasshopper. “With Nlyte, I am able to save five to six hours a week thanks to its repository tracking our data center assets, capacity and performance.  With Nlyte 7, I am especially looking forward to the Physical and Logical Row Viewing with the Cabinet Device Overlay Reports as they’re able to discover and represent data that I would otherwise not have access to.  Armed with reporting capabilities like these, I can begin to look forward to previously unforeseen ways to manage the Grasshopper data center to further our savings.”

As the proven DCIM standard managing millions of assets, Nlyte has the largest installed base of any modern DCIM solution and is in production in many of the world’s largest data centers today.  Nlyte software is designed to increase IT agility and responsiveness so they can provide more business value, and is the only software platform offering data center transparency and accountability for business application stakeholders.  As CxOs realize they have millions of dollars invested in their data centers, which is often mismanaged, DCIM becomes part of the business of IT management, optimizing internal controls and compliance, lowering costs, and minimizing risk.

“The operational value of DCIM is well understood. Companies are now seeking greater financial insight and management of their datacenters—to address capacity limitations and to make IT service decisions,” said Rhonda Ascierto, senior analyst of datacenter technologies and eco-efficient IT at 451 Research. “Nlyte Software is helping not just datacenter operators but also C-level and other executives better understand their large-scale data center environments.”

“The complexities of the data center have grown, so in developing the seventh generation of our software, we have responded to hundreds of customer-inspired feature enhancements,” said Rob Neave, Nlyte Co-Founder and CTO. “We’ve created a next generation data center management platform that leverages Nlyte’s patented intelligent asset placement technology, state-of-the-art data storage and retrieval techniques and business analytics for real-time business decision making. Nlyte 7 ensures the management of the data center fabric is aligned with existing business practices and ITSM solutions in place today.”

The unique Nlyte data repository provides contextual relationships between all enterprise data center attributes. These interrelationships, and related workflow and analytics capabilities, support SLAs, technology refresh projects, data center consolidations and/or migrations, allowing for advanced capacity planning and facilitating “what-if” scenario planning.  In addition, the Nlyte 7 suite offers contextual visualization that encompasses physical, logical and virtual infrastructure views.  The Nlyte 7 DCIM platform offers the industry’s only business intelligence engine, providing enhanced real-time reporting and dashboard information, automated asset discovery and reconciliation on your network and direct support for Intel’s new DCM real-time energy metric technology.

Nlyte 7 Key Benefits and Features

  • Central Data Repository – Provides contextual relationships between all enterprise data center attributes, giving IT comprehensive views and information on their data center.
  • Business Intelligence – Nlyte’s industry-unique BI engine provides dashboard and reporting information for trending and what-if scenario planning, with a rich set of included dashboards and reports plus the flexibility for the user to define and create their own.
  • Physical and Logical Row Viewing –Nlyte users can now define and build logical row views of physical and logical equipment for detailed analysis of multiple cabinets side by side.  User selections can be based on business requirements, whether by geography, line of business, or any other parameter that might be needed.  This feature also provides multiple cabinet views of grouped pods or user-defined areas.
  • Cabinet Device Overlay Reports – Extends resource visualization from floor plans to rack elevations, identifying potential hot spots, resource consumption, equipment types, organizational ownership, etc.
  • Data Model Integrity – Data models are always accurate resulting from automated discovery and reconciliation by using either Nlyte’s own included Discovery technology or in conjunction with BMC’s ADDM.

Useful Links:

Nlyte Twitter: https://twitter.com/nlyte
Nlyte’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/NlyteSoftware
DCIM Academy: www.dcimacademy.com
Grasshopper: www.grasshopper.com

Availability and Sales

Nlyte 7 is shipping today. For more information please email info@nlyte.com or call +1 650.642.2700.

About Nlyte Software

Nlyte Software is the world’s leading software company focused on planning, managing and optimizing data centers.  Nlyte Software enables enterprises to seamlessly extend IT management software to include the physical, logical and virtual layers of the data center, maximizing the financial benefits from the optimized utilization of power, space and assets. Nlyte’s proven platform is used in the data centers of some of the largest and most valued companies in the world. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.nlyte.com.

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Media Contact:

Alicia V. Nieva-Woodgate, ANW Networks, +1 415.515.0866, alicia@anwnetworks.com
Taylor Aldredge, Grasshopper, +1 617.395.5700 x730, taldredge@grasshopper.com