With the mission to provide visibility and meaningful information to data center operators, Sunbird brings in the power of accurate analytical information to address issues that negatively impact business operations. “We empower data center managers, giving them command and control of their infrastructure through integrated tool sets, which are focused on monitoring and managing the operational aspects of a data center,” asserts Hsu. Sunbird’s tools for energy, environment and power management collectively address the monitoring function to manage power and cooling costs, power capacity utilization, and to meet service level agreements. On the operations side, DCIM tools for asset, change and capacity management help operators optimize space, power and network capacity, and aids in managing tasks faster and more efficiently.
Sunbird also maintains a centralized database that stores inventory information about racks, servers, storage, and network equipment, including data on the critical infrastructure and visual mappings of power chain and network relationships.It’s this accurate information that provides customers’ the basis to ensure optimal planning and placement of future IT equipment.
We empower data center managers, giving them command and control of their infrastructure through integrated tool sets, which are focused on managing the monitoring and operational aspects of a data center
Further, the company delivers the advantage of built-in systematic workflow and change management processes that support modeling, planning, ticketing, auditing and integration with third party systems—increasing staff productivity.
Sunbird’s DCIM solutions seamlessly integrate with the existing management systems, such as ticketing systems, CMDB, or asset systems. In addition, the company offers professional services for installation, setup, database population and training to facilitate a quick start of infrastructure management. For instance, Comcast Corporation’s data center engineers needed to simultaneously plan and communicate IT build-outs to installers. Comcast deployed Sunbird’s multi-user DCIM system with full asset life cycle management from planning and installing to decommissioning. This process-based system provided management and reporting of requests; workflow and detailed visual work orders. As a result, Comcast was able to move from a collection of Excel files and Visio drawings to a SQL database to manage data center operations more accurately and effectively. This also saved costs as the utilization of resources was improved by recovering stranded capacity.
“We believe that our success hinges on understanding customers’ problems and therefore we align our innovation investments in a way that best addresses them,” says Hsu. Sunbird’s next big step is to scale its go-to-market reach. “We will explore all options to ensure that we can penetrate and expand the market with viable solutions that address the needs of the industry,” concludes Hsu.