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nlyte Software

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nlyte Software (formerly Global DataCenter Management) is a leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions. We offer the most complete, performance-based solution for DCIM, combining next generation software, proven best practices, and unsurpassed expertise in data center management. We enable intelligent capacity planning resulting in the most efficient use of power, cooling and space through the optimal placement of data center assets.

The nlyte solution provides a rapid ROI by reducing data center operating expenses by up to 20% annually, reducing the time to deploy new assets by up to 50%, prolonging data center life by up to 5 years and helping attain a power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 2.0 or less.

Founded by data center professionals in 2003, nlyte Software is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Long ago, when low-cost electricity was the norm and IT budgets were robust, sophisticated managers used Microsoft Excel and Visio to manage the assets in their data centers.  Over time, rising energy cost and server sprawl gave rise to a new set of software solutions designed to extend the capabilities of Visio and Excel to help data center personnel accurately track data center components, map their physical location, and provide data to support capacity planning initiatives.  These early Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions were significantly better than Excel and Visio, but didn’t fully execute on the vision of management for improving data center operations by applying advanced analytics, predictive algorithms and sophisticated automation to improve the decision making and achieve true performance management in the data center.

Our founders evaluated many of these early DCIM solutions and found them ill equipped to manage real-world problems in the data center.  All of the solutions they reviewed provided a two dimensional view of the data center floor, but couldn’t account for assets and infrastructure above the cabinets, below the floor, or on the walls.  Many of the early DCIM solutions were proprietary, didn’t integrate easily with other data center applications, and didn’t provide enough information to make informed decisions on critical capacity issues.  Out of the frustration of not finding a DCIM solution that fit their needs, nlyte was born.

The nlyte Software Data Center Performance Management (DCPM) suite is the next step in the evolution of DCIM, providing an integrated set of features and functions that enables total performance management for your data center. This DCPM solution integrates with your other legacy data center applications (CMDB, Asset Management, Network Management) to provide a complete picture of your data center’s physical infrastructure.  With nlyte, we provide the tools and the processes to revolutionize data center management, ensure operational best practices, and resolve some of biggest issues facing data centers today.  Basically, things you can’t do with Excel, Visio and DCIM solutions!

Our goal is to empower IT professionals by providing software solutions and services that enable them to make informed decisions for the planning and effective management of their data center assets and physical infrastructure. nlyte Software is committed to the ongoing development, enhancement and support of the nlyte DCPM suite. nlyte Software will continue to expand the range of services available to provide a total solution for data center performance management. 


nlyte Software launches Version 6.0 for integrated analytics & intelligent capacity planning in the data centre

22 Dec 2010

nlyte Software recently launched nlyte 6.0, a major new advancement of its award-winning data centre performance management suite, we spoke to Rob Neave, VP Product Management EMEA and Co-Founder of nlyte Software, who talks us through the new release.  You can also download the slides discussed here and read the full news item regarding the nlyte Software release here.

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Clifford Chance - Case Study

16 Jan 2012

Clifford Chance is a leading law firm, employing 3,800 legal advisors across 27 offices and 20 countries. As a result of the increasing challenges and industry issues facing the legal sector, Clifford Chance recognized the need for an intelligent data centrer management service which could enhance the management of its two London based data centers. With this in mind, the company chose to approach nlyte Software through a non-competitive pitch.

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nlyte Express Edition Solution Brief

08 Sep 2011

The nlyte data center infrastructure management (DCIM) suite provides data center professionals with the predictive intelligence and management controls they need to reduce operational risks and achieve smarter, more efficient and highly available data centers. The nlyte Express Edition is our entry level solution designed to get companies quickly started with DCIM. The nlyte Express Edition takes the risk out of converting from manual processes and spreadsheets by providing a cost-effective approach to implementing DCIM.

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nlyte caters for MSPs with specialised DCIM suite

11 Jun 2012

DCIM leader establishes the next frontier for hosted data centre management

nlyte Software, founded by data centre professionals for data centre professionals, announced the nlyte DCIM Suite for Service Providers which delivers new functionality specifically for service provider facilities.

Posted on: 11th June 2012 at 12:00am

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Ticketmaster turns to nlyte Software for data centre reliability and energy efficiency

16 May 2012

nlyte DCIM suite gives Ticketmaster the visibility and control to deliver business continuity, sustainability and competitive pricing to its clients

nlyte Software, the data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solution provider, founded by data centre professionals for data centre professionals, today announced that Ticketmaster, the worldwide leader in online ticket purchasing, has selected the nlyte DCIM suite to help it actively manage the utilisation of power, space and cooling across its entire European data centre estate. Ticketmaster now has complete insight and control over its data centre environments. Its clients – including elements of the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG), GET ME IN! – now have access to tailored reports, giving them visibility into their data centre capacity utilisation so they can support Ticketmaster’s drive to a ‘greener’, more efficient ticketing process.

Posted on: 16th May 2012 at 12:00am

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