Graphical Networks "netTerrain"
Next Generation Data Center Infrastrucutre Management System
Are you in a spreadsheet nightmare , trying to manage your connectivity and assets and looking for an automated way of visualising your data center ?
Capable Technologies are proud to intorduce netTerrain from Graphical Networks, netTerrain is an cost effective IT Inventory Documentation System and System Mapping Solution that help organisations improve the management of data centers and related assets .
Flow of Data in netTerrain
The Problem :
IT inventory information is typically maintained in unconnected files and other data sources scattered around the enterprise. Such as spreadsheets, legacy databases, service desk, network and asset management systems, even notes or employee knowledge.
A lack of a usable and centralized repository of asset information has a devastating effect on the bottom line:
- Difficulty in troubleshooting leading to excessive repair times.
- Provisioning decisions and implementation take too long.
- Assets are scattered and unaccounted for, resulting in unnecessary purchases.
- Bandwidth is misallocated and circuit use isn’t maximized.
In short, total cost of ownership soars because you can’t manage a system you don’t understand!
Graphical Network Solution : netTerrain
netTerrain is a centralised , multi-user IT Inventory Database that automates and simplifies the management and virtualisation of entire IT infrastructure, including physcial space,networks,racks,devices,subcomponents and links.
Space and Capacity Management
netTerrain Key Features
- Scalable multi-user repository using SQL Server 2005/2008 for the backend.
- 100% web-based data-driven visual diagrams to increase enterprise-wide accessibility to mission-critical data.
- A corporate catalog of vendor specific devices to automate the creation of data and power ports,cards, ports,icons and backgrounds and yields an error free data entry experience.
- On-demand connectivity views for what-if scenarios and data/power troubleshooting.
- Synchronize the ‘as-built’ and ‘as-planned’ network and automate the data-entry processusing our built-in Adapters and SNMP based discovery engine.
- Provision cabinets with automated rack unit placement, vendor specific icons and space reservation capabilities.
- Color code cabinets on floor plans based on custom criteria.
- Manage Data and Power cabling, with built-in business rules for fast data-entry and consistency.
- Map cables to logical circuits and create end-to-end services.
- Visualize the relationships and dependencies between users, groups, applications, power, racks, equipment and networks to quickly identify the root causes of problems. Launch Impact analysis diagrams on demand.
- Automatically generate complete circuit paths on the fly, including all related ports, cards, and equipment for faster troubleshooting time.
- Eliminate the need to manually trace circuits and connections.
- Manage Outside Plant resources, such as Towers, Antennas, Conduits, Manholes, Splices, Fiber Paths and render them visually on maps.
- Full Audit Trail engine to identify changes in the database by user, timestamp, machine, entity and other attributes.
- Customizable Reporting-Engine with built-in summary and detailed reports of Assets and other Data Center Elements.
Smart Cabinet and Rack Management :
For a detail demo and pricing information please feel free to contact
Capable Technologies Pty Ltd