Cormant-CS – Enhances Workflow to Increase Productivity in DC

Cormant-CS’s latest DCIM software release, Cormant-CS 7, significantly enhances Workflow by allowing users to manage projects from any location on almost any device.

San Luis Obispo, Calif., USA – July 31, 2014 – Cormant, Inc., a data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) pure-play expert, today unveils enhanced Workflow functionality in its seventh version of the Cormant-CS DCIM software solution. The new release increases process visibility to improve the efficiency of projects. The enhanced Workflow feature provides another flexible, easy-to-use option for maintaining data accuracy by enabling the user to plan work on the web and execute that work on a mobile device.

“There are often simultaneous projects scheduled in a data centre. Managers split time between the data centre floor and their desks while monitoring the progress of multiple departments and tasks,” says Cormant’s Chief Technology Officer, Paul Friday. “The ability to plan and execute work wherever the manager is located significantly enhances the convenience of the software, but more importantly, reduces the risk of errors while increasing efficiency.”

Benefits of the enhanced Workflow feature for data centres and campuses:

  • Increases Flexibility: Plans and manages entire project lifecycles from anywhere.
  • Increases Accuracy: Updates the DCIM database while making changes at the physical site of the change.
  • Increases Timeliness: Adheres to project timelines by running project progress reports
  • Allows teams to work in parallel.
  • Increases Collaboration: Allows departments, teams and vendors to have increased visibility and enables them to work in parallel.

“The new functionality has already monitored over 30,000 racks and over 300,000 assets for beta customers,” states Cormant CEO, Paul Goodison. “These customers touted the enhancement’s added convenience and efficiency that resulted in more accurate data.”

Cormant-CS 7 was completely re-engineered to improve performance and scalability for customers. It also provides Cormant the agility to quickly add functionality for future releases. Consequently, Cormant-CS 7 delivered hundreds of process improvements, including enriched alert management and deployment planning features, zero-u positioning, rack row elevations and new report permission sets.

All improvements focus on enhancing the user experience and functionality and are currently available in the latest version of Cormant-CS 7.

About Cormant, Inc.

Cormant has been an expert at IT infrastructure management software for the data centre and beyond (DCIM) since 2001. Cormant’s solutions are sold globally with customers and partners on six continents encompassing all industries. Cormant is focused on working with customers to improve their management, control and reporting processes by delivering Cormant-CS, a DCIM solution that provides a single-pane-of-glass view to where the physical and logical layers of IT infrastructure meet. Learn more at www.cormant.com Follow us on Cormant’s LinkedIn Page and on Twitter @CormantCS.

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US$10 Million Combined Savings – Server Roundup Awards.

Barclays and McKesson, two customers of the Cormant-CS DCIM solution, win recognition at the 2013 and the 2014 Uptime Institute’s Server Roundup Awards by reaching a combined savings of over US$10 million in power consumption and hardware maintenance costs during that time.

San Luis Obispo, Calif., U.S.A. – July 24, 2014 – Cormant, Inc., known for its data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software solution, applauds the achievements of two of its customers in the 2013 and 2014 Uptime Institute Server Roundup Awards. Barclays, a leading, global financial firm and two-time winner, and McKesson, the largest healthcare technology company in the United States and 2013 finalist, saved a combination of over US$10 million from decommissioning over 15,000 servers during 2012 and 2013.

Barclays decommissioned 14,639 servers, 20,000 network ports and 3,000 storage area network ports, a number far exceeding the other six finalists’ during that timeframe. Barclays’ achievements resulted in an impressive 5.5 megawatts (MW) of power saved, totaling nearly US$8 million and over US$2 million of savings from hardware maintenance costs. These figures exclude the opportunity cost from newly freed space for further infrastructure expansion. Combined, Barclays and McKesson accounted for over 60 percent of the decommissioned servers and an estimated 75 percent of the total savings achieved by the 2013 (Uptime Institute, 2013) and 2014 (Uptime Institute, 2014) finalists.

“The monitoring functionality of DCIM software, such as Cormant-CS, can help identify dead servers by visually identifying the location and energy use of a server,” states Rhonda Ascierto of 451 Group, the parent company of the Uptime Institute. “Because of the software’s reporting, organizations can identify which servers are candidates for relocation for optimal efficiency or, even better, which can be decommissioned.”

Both Barclays and McKesson manage IT infrastructure with Cormant-CS DCIM software. Cormant-CS is in its seventh version and allows users to better manage equipment and connectivity to run more efficient data centers. Cormant-CS not only streamlines capacity planning, but also helps manage equipment lifecycles so a manager can know when to remove or replace equipment.

About Cormant, Inc.

Cormant has been an expert at IT infrastructure management software for the data center and beyond (DCIM) since 2001. Cormant’s solutions are sold globally with customers and partners on six continents encompassing all industries. Cormant is focused on working with customers to improve their management, control and reporting processes by delivering Cormant-CS, a DCIM solution that provides a single-pane-of-glass view to where the physical and logical layers of IT infrastructure meet. Learn more a twww.cormant.com.

Read the original article at: PR Web Release July 24, 2014