New MPO connection management shifts visibility and  organization of all connections back to the manager’s control.

Multiple MPO Connectors

San Luis Obispo, Calif., USA – (June 4, 2015) – Cormant, Inc., a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) pure-play expert, now provides extensive documentation support for managing complex MPO (Multifiber Push-On) connectors, including MPO hydra cables, within its leading Cormant-CS DCIM software solution. The new, seamless functionality allows data center operations staff to quickly designate an array of sub-channels in high density fiber environments, addressing the increasing difficulty of MPO change management and staff time.

MPO connection points have moved from simple ‘back of the rack’ connectivity to multiple server, network and panel connection types, including LC breakout and consolidation options. This is causing headaches for managers attempting to track and manage channels and capacity within this new, complex connectivity type.

“We are excited to offer the most complete end-to-end and mobile way of managing MPO connectors in our DCIM solution,” said Brad Beamish, Senior Technical Consultant for Cormant. “Spreadsheets are incapable of handling the complexity of MPO connectors that have six to twenty-four times the regular number of pathways. The Cormant-CS MPO documentation capabilities provide indispensable time-saving benefits to help customers manage a more efficient data center.”

Cormant-CS’s novel MPO tracking functionality offers visual pathway documentation to plan connectivity changes, manage capacity on fan-outs, provide visibility to pairs on patch panels, and quickly troubleshoot connectivity errors. The introduction of a wide variety of cables and scenarios, such as hydra cables, MPO to LC breakout cables, devices with built-in MPO ports, and multiple intermediate hops drove the need for this functionality to be housed in the single-pane-of-glass view of the Cormant-CS DCIM tool.

“While MPO management might sound esoteric, it’s as critical a part of capacity management as rack unit availability,” stated Paul Goodison, Cormant CEO. “If you can’t supply the appropriate high-density connection, you probably can’t run your leading-edge server in that rack.”

MPO management is exclusively offered in the comprehensive Cormant-CS DCIM software suite at no extra charge. For more information on all the latest features of Cormant-CS, visit www.cormant.com or contact sales@cormant.biz for a demonstration.

About Cormant, Inc.
Cormant has been an expert at IT infrastructure management software for the data center (DCIM) and beyond since 2001. Boasting a 94% customer retention rate, 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 on how Cormant keeps business personal atwww.cormant.com and connect with us on LinkedIn.

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Most DCIM (Data Centre Infrastructure Management) software providers are spruiking significant improvements in power, space and equipment utilisation.  What many potential customers may not know when making a purchase is that the software, no matter how sophisticated, is only ever one part of the success equation.

Stuart Davidson, General Manager of Avantex, Australia’s longest running DCIM distributor and consulting service, reveals what he believes are the five critical steps required to realise immediate and lasting benefits from a DCIM implementation.

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Stuart Davidson, General Manager of Avantex, outlines the steps required to implement TIA-606-B labelling standards in your Data Centre.  He also reveals a little known option within the standard that enables organisations to employ barcodes and automation to significantly reduce the time and cost of implementation.

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On April 19, 2015, the Cormant team embarked on a journey to our neighboring state for AFCOM’s Data Center World (DCW), Las Vegas as we do every year. DCW combines various information sessions on a wide variety of topics from renowned industry thought leaders with over 1,000 attendees, hundreds of vendors, and a vibrant Vegas setting.

Data Center World Las Vegas Entrance
Data Center World Entrance – picture courtesy of Data Center World www.DataCenterWorld.com

Just some of the reasons why we love Data Center World:

  • Speaking sessions are vendor-neutral. There’s no sales pitch and speakers are selected based on subject matter expertise, not marketing budget, providing more benefit to attendees since the goal is education.
  • Well organized. Whether you’re an attendee or a vendor, the entire event runs flawlessly year after year.
  • Trending topics. DCW does a great job selecting the topics that attendees really care about with multiple tracks to choose from so there are plenty of sessions of interest to you.
  • Opening networking reception: At DCW Las Vegas in particular, the opening reception is at the Dolphin Bar which is just a great setting to meet peers.

DCIM was a highlight of the show, with multiple information sessions on the topic. On Day 1, Cormant was invited to participate as thought leaders in two vendor-neutral, DCIM sessions.

1. “Successfully Implementing and Growing with Your Chosen DCIM Solution (2-hour Vendor & End-User Panel)”

– Moderated by:Paul Goodison, CEO, Cormant, Inc.
– Panelists: Chuck Wysocki, IT Service Management Evangelist and ITIL Master, McKesson; Sev Onushkevych, CMO, FieldView Solutions; Mark Harris, VP of Strategy, Nlyte Software; and Olivier Allard, DCIM Advisor, Maya HTT.

Click here for Julie’s Top 5 Lessons from this lively and informative panel session.

2. “The DCIM Journey” – by Stuart Hallin, Senior Technical Consultant, Cormant, Inc.

Click the above link to view the slide deck or read the Jason Verge’s Data Center Knowledge article recapping Stuart Hallin’s “10 Need to Know Tips for Selecting a DCIM Vendor.”

 

The Cormant and Corning $500 Visa Giftcard Giveaway

In a joint effort, Cormant, offering an unrivaled DCIM suite and Corning with its leading fiber solutions, offered attendees a chance to win a $500 Visa giftcard in an in-booth raffle. With hundreds of entries, one winner was enthusiastically drawn as a large crowd engulfed the Cormant booth.

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 And the winner is…

 

 

 

 

4 Critical IT Event in the Netherlands

4 Critical IT, a leading IT solutions provider in the Netherlands, gathered some of the largest global companies on April 16, 2015 for a high-powered, IT-centric event in Reeuwijk, Netherlands. The event focused on solving business-critical IT problems with leading software solutions, including Cormant-CS DCIM. GE and Ernst & Young were some of the participants excited to learn the power of managing their IT infrastructure and using real-time alerts and analytics with Cormant-CS DCIM.4 Critical IT with Cormant DCIM

September 25, 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.

Read the original release at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12056188.htm

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.

Read the original release at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12056188.htm

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

Data Centre Knowledge, a leading source for everything data centre, posted a story on Cormant-CS and its benefits in the Belden partnership. It speaks to Cormant-CS’s ability to monitor infrastructure, environmental conditions, power and data connectivity in real time with asset management functionality. Read the article here.