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Top Answer:I'm a reseller. I'm more on the technical side and don't really handle billing and payments. Therefore, I don't have any details on licensing or costs. That said, my understanding is that it is… more »
Top Answer:They always say and recommend that we should run one remote connector, and one discovery service for about 500 to 1,000 devices, which actually means the productivity of this remote connector. Even… more »
Top Answer:The only features that we have found valuable are related to rack elevation and layout, where it has the ability to build rack elevations.
Top Answer:If you have a small to medium sized DC footprint then sure, this will do what you need it to. However, I would research as many DCIM software options as possible. If support is important to you then… more »
Top Answer:This solution could be improved in every way possible. First, support is horrible at its best, and non-existent at its worst. Stencil updates, for example, can take up to one year before you even see… more »
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Overview

Device42 makes IT decision making easier. With accurate, automatic inventory tracking powered by automatic discovery, Device42 is your go-to for everything from day-to-day ITSM to IPAM to encrypted secret storage, DCIM rack modeling, migration planning, and more!

Say Hello! to Automated Data Center Management

Say goodbye to spreadsheets and manual drawings which are, at best, inefficient and quickly outdated. Device42 auto-generates accurate infrastructure and inter-dependency diagrams making data center management faster, easier, and more accurate.

  • Gain – Gain accurate infrastructure visibility — know what you have, where it’s located, how it’s connected, and who owns it.
  • Beyond – Go beyond just the physical — gain visibility into blades, virtual machines, cloud instances, and the applications running on them.
  • Support – Support and document the entire lifecycle from purchase order to retirement.
  • Infrastructure – Device42’s comprehensive infrastructure management enables more informed decision making.

Know Exactly What is Running, and Where, with Deep Application Mapping

  • Mapping – Powerful application mapping tools relate data from various sources.
  • Related – Auto-discovered data is related with imported and input data.
  • Components – Dependency flow diagrams relating application components are automatically generated.
  • Visualize – IT managers can visualize the application’s different parts and interdependencies.
  • Charts – Automatically-generated impact charts show the relationships between applications, hardware components, and facilities.

Transform IT Anarchy into IT Organization

Access real-time configuration data to understand where resources are and how those resources are being consumed. Support future capacity and growth planning.

  • IP Address – Get the next available IP address (eliminate ping and pray).
  • Capacity – Locate racks with enough space and power capacity to house new servers.
  • Affected – Determine which users are affected by scheduled and unscheduled outages.
  • Supported – Know if a server/OS is still supported, and where to find it.
  • Accurate – Maintain accurate server-switch port connections.
  • Manage – Accurately manage rack power and cooling capacities.
  • Device – Know device interdependencies and their service relationships.

Efficiently Manage Growth and Consolidation with Powerful Capacity Planning Tools

  • Rack – Find available rack capacity with heat maps colored by available units.
  • Power – Ensure power availability at a glance with overlaid color bars.
  • Find – Quickly find space, outlets, and power capacity for new equipment with “What-If” scenarios.
  • Connections – Visually ensure all your machines are redundantly connected.
  • Hardware – Easily identify any hardware without redundancy.
  • View – View power consumption, temperature, and humidity over time.
  • Data Center – Locate data center hot spots and eliminate problem areas.
  • Reports – Comprehensive reporting includes abundant pre-configured reports or easily create your own.
  • Change – Instantly report change history, contracts, rack space availability, and much more.
  • Consolidate – Remove the guesswork — know if you have room to grow, or power and cooling capacity to consolidate.

Dramatically Reduce Data Entry

Increase data center staff productivity. By minimizing or eliminating redundant and low-value data entry, IT staff can spend more time on high-value business initiatives.

  • Automatic – Device42's autodiscovery, import tools, and 3rd-party integrations do a vast majority of the hard work for you.
  • API – All the documentation you could ever want on our open API is available at http://api.device42.com.
  • Powerful – Device42’s open and powerful REST API is thoroughly documented, easy to use, and extremely powerful —enabling input and output of data to and from external sources with features like .XLS API imports.
  • Better Place – Freedom from excessive data entry means you can focus on building the next cool thing and making the world a better place!

Enhance IT Service Management

Device42 integrates with many popular 3rd-party tools and imports from almost anywhere!

  • Input – No need to input the same data into multiple systems!
  • Information – Enhance the information in your ticketing system with data from Device42.
  • ITSM App – Out-of-the-box integrations with popular ITSM applications such as JIRA, Confluence, ServiceNow, and Zendesk.
  • Automation – Out-of-the-box integrations with automation platforms like Rundeck, Puppet, and Chef.
  • CMDB Providers – Import data from other CMDB providers like Aperature, Microsoft SCCM, Solarwinds, OpenDCIM, Racktables, Rackmonkey
  • Anywhere – Import from spreadsheets, Visio docs, and anywhere else you can get a .csv file.

Effectively Manage Asset Life Cycles

Make the most out of your budget. Track software and support entitlements, and full hardware asset lifecycles.

  • Purchases – Record purchases.
  • Lifecycle – Asset lifecycle tracking from the day of purchase to the day it’s retired.
  • Contract – Associate a service contract with the actual asset it applies to.
  • QR Code – Automatically generate a smartphone-readable QR code for physical inventory.
  • Planning – Improve planning with accurate financial data for budgeting and auditing.
  • Proactive – Proactively manage contracts and maintenance renewals with powerful reporting and renewal notices.
  • Track Well – Track software licensing and ensure compliance.
  • Eliminate – Eliminate waste and save money.

Resolve Technical Issues Faster

  • Services – Improve your IT service delivery with accurate and actionable data.
  • Flexible – Device42 will discover and correlate relationships between physical, logical, and virtual environments – providing a powerful tool for problem solving.
  • Ticket Makes – Attaching the actual device to a ticket makes confusion about which device is being referenced a thing of the past.
  • Locate Device – Locating the device has never been easier when it’s attached to a ticket; click the device and get all the relevant details from Device42.
  • Emergency – The next time a data center emergency arises, save the day in style!

Centrally Manage Shared Accounts and Passwords

  • Find – Take control of who has access to what systems
  • Ensure – Ensure that data center teams have the information they need, when they need it
  • Very Fast – Quickly map service accounts and secrets to devices and applications
  • Powerful Control – Protect account and password information with granular access controls
  • Locate – Track password views, expiration dates, and password changes
  • Happiness – And yes…keep the auditors happy, happy, happy!
Rackwise DCiM is leveraged by hundreds of commercial and government customers worldwide to track, manage, measure, plan, optimize and reduce operational costs for operating their data centers and Enterprise IT infrastructures. Rackwise Data Center Infrastructure Management Software helps monitor, manage, optimize, visually map and proactively assess risk across all your data center assets. It provides the information crucially required for making informed and critical decisions from within a centralized environment where facility engineering disciplines, IT engineering disciplines, and business management disciplines all converge within a common framework. RACKWISE DCiM XTM provides an unlimited and unrestricted real-time monitoring capability for measuring critical information such as power, current, temperature and other elements from a broad range of devices including servers, switches, power equipment, smart power-strips, dedicated sensors, and other devices by leveraging industry standard communication protocols.
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Sample Customers
Computershare, Concur, Doosan, Fitch Ratings Inc., Fujitsu, HomeAway, Jasper Wireless, Mercedes-Benz, Square, Twitch, UCSB, Zayo Group Inc.
salesforce.com, Verio, Lilly, AAA, Acxiom, metroPCS, Kelly services, Bae systems, Christian Dior, CDM, Iron Mountain, Telstra, Mentor Graphics
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University25%
Financial Services Firm25%
Logistics Company13%
Retailer13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider26%
Manufacturing Company9%
Media Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise64%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise64%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise70%

Device42 is ranked 2nd in Data Center Infrastructure Management with 1 review while Rackwise DCiM is ranked 10th in Data Center Infrastructure Management. Device42 is rated 0.0, while Rackwise DCiM is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Device42 writes "Reasonably priced and stable but the remote connectors need to cover more devices". On the other hand, Device42 is most compared with ServiceNow, BMC Helix Discovery, ServiceNow CMDB, Infoblox IPAM and Quest KACE Asset Management Appliance, whereas Rackwise DCiM is most compared with .

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