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My friends at Rackwise (RACK.OB),have just won another DCIM deal with Sandia National Laboratories to install and deploy Rackwise  in Sandia’s multiple data centers located at its principal facilities.   Sandia is a multi-program engineering and science laboratory operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.  Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies and economic competitiveness, supporting numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private sector companies and organizations.

A Federally Funded Research and Development Center, Sandia is a multidisciplinary, national security, engineering laboratory.   Recognized as a premier science, technology, and engineering institution, Sandia performs and supports research and other activities involving nuclear weapons and security, energy and climate, high performance computing, sustainable transportation, and technology in space. With 8700 employees, Sandia is at the forefront of innovation and collaborative research working with universities and companies on research projects with significant potential impact on U.S. national security and related interests.  Sandia’s multiple data centers are critical to their research and project efforts across all disciplines and it selected Rackwise as part of Sandia’s short and long term commitments to optimize its information technology (“IT”) infrastructure.  Sandia anticipates initially utilizing Rackwise  to gain deeper insight and control over all data center assets, while subsequently investigating the deployment of other features and functionalities within the DCiM toolset.  Another consideration significantly contributing to the selection by Sandia was the robust reporting capabilities provided by the Rackwise  product, offering extensive visibility into multiple aspects of data center structure and utilization.

Said Phil Kuhlman, Sandia’s infrastructure hardware solution architect, “We are anxious to have the central view into our data center assets and the power change modeling capabilities that Rackwise  provides.  Prior to implementing the Rackwise toolset, this information was compiled and managed by many different IT staff with no centralized view, and modeling of changes in a standardized way was not possible.”

Mr. Guy A. Archbold, Rackwise, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, added, “Sandia National Laboratories is one of our nation’s leading research institutions with a 60 year tradition of contribution to our national defense, energy, climate, and space programs.  We are pleased and proud that Sandia has selected our   offering to monitor, manage, and optimize their information technology infrastructure, clearly a core resource contributing to their critical research and project efforts.  In selecting Rackwise , Sandia joins other premier U.S. national research institutions including SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory in utilizing Rackwise® offerings to efficiently and effectively plan, manage, and control their data centers and computing ecosystems to achieve the highest levels of IT operations and cost optimization by assuring reliability, discovering hidden capacity, and enabling efficiencies across their IT landscape.  This selection further validates Rackwise® offerings as the leading IT infrastructure management tools for individual data centers as well as sophisticated complex local and global data center networks.”

About Rackwise, Inc.

Rackwise, Inc. (RACK.OB) is a leader in software development and marketing within the growing data center infrastructure management (“DCIM”) market for IT infrastructure tracking, monitoring, modeling, and management. The Company’s flagship product, Rackwise  incorporates open architecture designs into a vendor agnostic platform affording IT professionals maximum flexibility for efficient integration in any computing environment.  The Rackwise  offering provides features and functionalities to assure reliability, identify hidden capacity, and improve efficiencies resulting in accelerated returns on investments through significantly optimized data center facilities and IT infrastructures.  Rackwise  integrates device level, real-time monitoring with advanced modeling, reporting, analytics and other critical capabilities, enabling clients to more effectively manage today’s high density computing configurations and virtualized data centers, mitigate risks associated with cascading faults and other potential inefficiencies within the infrastructure, and facilitate progress to more sustainable “green” data centers.  Rackwise® products and services are used by over 150 companies worldwide. For more information, visit www.rackwise.com.

  • Gary Mitchell

    You’re exactly right, smart data center management teams deploy dcim software to help optimize their data center management operations. From first-hand experience, Rackwise is a great product. I would also recommend AssetCentral, which has a fantastic UI and dashboard with visualization.