Ascent launches data center infrastructure management platform

by Brianna Crandall — September 7, 2016 — Ascent, a provider of solutions for the development, engineering, construction and operation of data centers and critical facilities, recently announced its new Navigator platform, expanding its data center infrastructure management (DCIM) capabilities.

Building on nearly 20 years of experience providing critical infrastructure maintenance and management services to more than 1,500 sites, the Ascent Navigator empowers customers to make informed operational decisions by providing real-time data on work, money and performance details.

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The Ascent Navigator data center infrastructure management (DCIM) resource unites facility maintenance and IT service management systems.

The Navigator platform, an online dashboard backed by managed services, is a DCIM resource that unites facility maintenance and information technology (IT) infrastructure management systems. Created and powered by Ascent, the platform aggregates resources, processes and systems to provide unmatched visibility into day-to-day operations.

Customers have the ability to leverage Ascent’s full suite of managed services that maximize the business intelligence of Navigator and provide turnkey value-add to customers, including 24×7 Ascent Operations Center, maintenance management, vendor management, engineering and project management, critical facilities management (FM) and IT staffing solutions, among additional services.

Ascent’s Web-enabled platform provides users with real-time information on customizable widgets that display metrics on activity status and spend related to preventative, demand/corrective and emergency maintenance, performance scorecards, and site and asset details, as well as visual maps for quick identification of sites with emergency situations.

Users can access IT infrastructure such as rack and cable management as part of the Navigator platform. Within a few clicks, users can run reports on assets, work and contract details, work order trends, executive portfolio and administrative reports such as data audit history and accounting diagnostics.

Key business benefits of the platform include:

  • Gain insight into operations
  • Increase uptime
  • Reduce risk
  • Improve efficiencies
  • Achieve financial insight

Ascent partners with organizations facing critical infrastructure challenges in capacity management, predictive maintenance practices, and operational and capital expense planning. The Navigator platform has been proven to help companies drive down costs, reduce risk and allow them to focus on their core business, says the company.

To take a test drive of the Navigator data center infrastructure management platform, visit Ascent’s booth (#330) at the Data Center World conference in New Orleans from September 12 to 15, or register online.