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Amid the pandemic crisis, RiT Tech’s Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM) tools, provide a lifeline for the data centre network

By: Assaf Skolnik, CEO of RiT Tech

With Government initiatives such as Digital India and the insatiable demand for data, India is experiencing a significant growth when it comes to the demand of Automated Infrastructure Management in data centre and cloud services. Added to this, the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most critical challenges of our time, has increased the reliance on data centres with limited support substantially.

Data centres are experiencing difficult challenges – from availability of onsite staff and supply chains to remotely identifying faults ahead of any potential downtime, which has resulted in the need for intelligent technology solutions. One of the answers to these challenges is automation, enabling data centre operators to become autonomous through a tried and tested concept coined as Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM).

What is RiT Tech Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM)?

RiT Tech’s PatchView+ Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM) system helps to bring real-time visibility, monitoring and control of all network physical-layer components. Patchview+ automatically identifies the points of failure before it has a direct impact on downtime and escalation by automating the work processes and eliminating manual errors. A strong provisioning capability of the AIM system helps in provisioning new equipment and enabling full utilization of all IT assets with 3D visualization of data centre cabinets and floors.

How does AIM work?

Offering as a combination of hardware and software, AIM brings together both interconnect and cross-connect topologies, supporting different architectures of a data centre, including the Leaf and Spine. This innovation helps IT managers to deploy the system for optimal management of ports, space and control in any type of network by keeping up with the future ongoing demands from 10G – 40G – 100G/400G networks. In addition to all of this, the PatchView+ ID Key, an innovative aspect of AIM, also detects attempts at unauthorized connections to the devices such as switches and servers in real–time.

The IP Discovery Module creates a visual map of the complete network which is also updated in real-time, from building and floor level, down to cabinet, rack, device, and port. AIM continuously monitors the network, including all physical connections and data centre environment sensors with detailed reports, alerts and notifications according to pre-set rules, providing vital information such as switch utilization, connectivity, work orders, and more.

How AIM is making a difference in Data Centre Management?

Many users/customers have a positive view of RiT Tech AIM tools after using them; according to them, it has the flexibility to convert a passive port to a smart port. Any unauthorized patching changes to servers, panels or switches anywhere across data centre are tracked. If someone connects an unauthorized device, we get to know about it immediately.

AIM is also making a difference to operators by providing the opportunity to achieve complete automation, identifying everything from routine tasks to optimising daily operations – whether this is automated and predictive provisioning of assets or automating work orders to reduce duplication and waste or human error.

As a pioneer and inventor of AIM, RiT Tech offers the best solution in the market with support for the future network. In India, RiT Tech’s AIM system is implemented over one million ports across the largest airport, largest banks, largest Indian MNC, and other Government and Telecommunication sectors.

RiT Tech’s AIM concept is now an integral part of ISO/IEC 18598 standards.

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