Visualizing Data Center Capacity with Visio
Creating and maintaining capacity views of data centers can be simplified by linking data center management tools to Visio. Included are examples of different views of the same data center from a single Visio diagram.
As a frequently used feature Visio layers enables cable lanes, cooling runs, paths of cable trays, earthing zones etc. to be superimposed so that they can be viewed without confusion or excessive detail.
With Visio 2007, the new data graphics feature enables other forms of information to be superimposed with colour changes based on embedded shape data. Ideal for the display of rack status, capacity, ownership etc.
Our approach is to automatically generate Visio management system diagrams from a data center where rack data is embedded for you and updated constantly. This reduces the amount of manual effort involved, as well as the control of a database solution.