Siemens jumps into data center management market


By: SGN Staff

Siemens has taken its first step into the data center infrastructure management (DCIM) market with the launch of its Datacenter Clarity LC, a solution the company says "bridges the gap between IT and facility management" and draws on its experience in building automation, power distribution and other areas.


Siemens says its new solution meets the growing need to efficiently house data in secure, reliable and resilient environments by drawing from its core areas of expertise. "Not many companies can match us when it comes to providing and integrating all of the technologies and services needed for today's data centers," said John Kovach, the new global head of data centers for Siemens.


Datacenter Clarity LC combines Siemens' integration and management capabilities "across an entire portfolio" of technologies within an enterprise, plus a full data center-specific software suite based on its Siemens Product Lifecycle Management software.


"While other companies are trying to piecemeal or patchwork disparate platforms together, we're able to come in with a complete, proven, scalable platform based on proven technologies already being used in the field," Kovach added.