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Ascent Navigator Means New Options in Data Center Infrastructure Management

August 30, 2016

With the data center's importance to business growing by the day, making the data center run at its peak becomes likewise important. In a bid to help keep that vital business tool up and running, Ascent recently announced a complete new tool geared toward data center infrastructure management (DCIM), the Navigator platform.

Navigator draws on a long and distinguished record, with 20 years of infrastructure maintenance experience delivered to over 1,500 individual sites. Offering a complete dashboard system supported by a slate of managed services, Navigator can effectively provide DCIM services that cover the gamut of data center needs. There are vendor and maintenance management tools, tools for managing projects and engineering, critical facility management systems, and even the Ascent Operations Center, a 24/7 monitoring system that helps bring it all together.

Since the system is Web-enabled, it becomes possible to maintain the system even from remote locations, and several different performance

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measurement tools make it that much easier to spot a problem in progress before it becomes much more serious. A variety of reporting tools also contribute, providing insight into overall operations and even potential areas for change.

Navigator's more general strengths range from reducing risk to increasing the system's overall uptime, which means less time lost in attempting repairs or upgrades. Those interested in seeing how the system runs can check out several different options, including some online registry systems.

Essentially, what Ascent is out to do is make the data center run better for business users, and that makes its new Navigator system a welcome addition to many lineups. Data centers are the focus of several different operations for companies these days, from improving customer experience to managing development and beyond, so having the data center up and running at its peak is the surest way to get it to deliver value. If Ascent systems can handle DCIM challenges appropriately, that makes its product line more desirable among businesses that may need assistance beyond the data center. Since Ascent also offers systems geared toward other “critical facilities,” making headway in DCIM encourages users to look into Ascent's other offerings.

Having already made a name for itself in DCIM, Ascent can carry on to deliver value elsewhere in the corporate ecosystem. As long as Ascent can deliver on the DCIM reputation it's created, its long-term capability to work elsewhere should be enhanced accordingly.

Edited by Alicia Young

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