Powering Up: FieldView Solutions and Universal Electric Simplify Data Center Energy Monitoring

Integrations Deliver New Levels of Power Management: From the Power Distribution Busway to Servers  

Edison, N.J. – May 31, 2011 – Solidifying its position as a provider of industry-leading Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software, FieldView Solutions today announced the success of advanced interoperability testing with Universal Electric Corporation, the manufacturer of the electrical power distribution system STARLINE Track Busway.  This new interoperability provides real-time data center infrastructure management visibility into STARLINE’s process of supplying power to electrical loads.  The combination taps the busway instantly at any location— without causing downtime.

The FieldView platform is a comprehensive, easy-to-use solution that allows data center managers to gain a real-time, single-pane view into the function of all critical data center systems.  The strategic alliance will deliver new levels of power management, enabling data center managers to better optimize their energy use.  In addition, FieldView is able to communicate with SNMP, XML, BACnet, OPC, and Modbus—all of which are protocols STARLINE uses.

“For more than 6 years, FieldView has been delivering real-time views into every aspect of data center operations in a user-friendly, easy-to-read format,” said Fred Dirla, CEO of FieldView Solutions. “Because our solution is a vendor-neutral platform, it can communicate easily with whatever system the client is already using, regardless of manufacturer or communications protocols.”

“Having collaborated closely with FieldView Solutions over the years, we had a high degree of confidence that our two products would demonstrate optimal levels of interoperability,” said Mark Swift, Business Development Manager, Universal Electric Corporation.  “Together, our solutions help customers dramatically optimize space and energy consumption – using a comprehensive platform that monitors power data from the power distribution busway to the server.”

FieldView Solutions’ core platform allows data center managers, IT personnel, facilities managers and even C-level executives a view into the performance of their mission-critical data center environments.  Every aspect of data center operations — from the IT device and rack through the power and cooling infrastructure — is instantly visible and accessible. The powerful metrics and reporting engine provides real-time information, enabling data center operators to optimize rack/room space utilization, energy efficiency, and infrastructure resiliency.

FieldView is the only non-proprietary and vendor neutral, web-based reporting tool that includes baseline facility profiles, preconfigured energy reports as well as a customizable report revealing a global view of all data center efficiency program results.  With a database engine and data collection topology designed to manage the scalability needs of modern data centers, FieldView can optimize facilities all over the globe and scale quickly and easily to help make sense of all the data needed to run high-efficiency operations.

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About Universal Electric
Universal Electric Corporation is a leader in customizable power distribution solutions. Industry innovators for more than 85 years, the company’s customizable, flexible products are designed to fit the electrical power needs of any business in any industry. One of the only companies dedicated exclusively to flexible power distribution products, Universal Electric’s award-winning STARLINE systems have revolutionized electrical power distribution in data centers, industrial manufacturing facilities, retail chains and grocery stores worldwide.

About FieldView Solutions
FieldView Solutions provides managers of today’s complex, mission-critical data centers with browser-based, scalable software tools that deliver a real-time view into all aspects of data center infrastructure management (DCIM). The company’s flagship product, FieldView, has helped data center operations professionals in many of the largest data centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia since 2003. The FieldView Solutions team is comprised of industry professionals with demonstrated experience in both the design and operation of data centers and the development of technology platforms that service them. FieldView Solutions meets the needs of a broad range of users, from smaller, single-site operators through large-scale global corporate clients. For more information, visit http://www.fieldviewsolutions.com.

For more information, contact:
Jackie Abramian
BridgeView Marketing (for FieldView Solutions) 207-439-0963
Jackie@bridgeviewmarketing.com