1st May 2013 – London, UK — CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) and RF Code today announced the integration of RF Code technology with CA DCIM, helping customers gain greater business returns on their investments in data centre infrastructure.
The integration enables customers to collect, monitor and analyse environmental and asset location information captured with RFID sensor technology, providing an enhanced view of their data centre infrastructure. By leveraging data centre infrastructure data, customers can more easily optimise capacity planning, diagnostics and other key IT management capabilities.
The integration is the outgrowth of a strategic marketing agreement between the two companies.
“Our CA DCIM solution already integrates, analyses, and reports on the extremely wide range of real-time data customers need to monitor and manage their increasingly complex data centres for improved efficiency and performance,” said Terrence Clark, general manager, DCIM, Energy and Sustainability solutions, CA Technologies. “We have worked closely with RF Code to additionally leverage their sophisticated sensor technology so that customers can now gain even better visibility into their data centre environments—and thereby deliver even greater value to the business.”
The data collected by RF Code sensors and processed by CA DCIM can include “live” temperature, humidity, air pressure, air flow and fluid detection. This data can be analysed and visualised by CA DCIM using real-time maps and views of the data centre and enhanced by CA DCIM’s intelligent alerting. Other sensors—including proximity locators, door sensors and personnel badges—provide additional data for security management.
RF Code’s real-time asset tracking data such as location, movement and status can be sent to CA DCIM, for asset location detection and physical asset security.
“CA Technologies is the first DCIM vendor to have integrated both our asset and environmental management solutions,” said Mitch Medford, CEO of RF Code. “Every IT organisation that needs to control costs, safeguard service levels and improve sustainability should evaluate the advanced technology we are bringing to market.”
About RF Code
RF Code is one of the world's fastest growing, leading providers of distributed IT environmental monitoring and asset management solutions. The company is headquartered in Austin, TX, with offices and partners in the UK, EMEA, Australia, Asia and South America. Its patented tracking and sensor technologies are deployed by many of the Fortune 250 and help manage the global data centres of some of the largest IT service providers. RF Code is an essential component of the asset management, risk and compliance assurance, and automated control systems in healthcare, IT Services, industrial supply chains, facilities management and natural resources / oil & gas industries. http://www.rfcode.com.
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