Baselayer Technology’s infrastructure management software division, RunSmart, is well known in the data center industry for its DCIM platform.
And the company has made some recent changes and improvements. RunSmart has reengineered its core datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM) platform using a microservices-based architecture.
Baselayer is trying to expand its’ customer base and position RunSmart as a enterprise-class IoT platform that integrates and orchestrates an extensive set of data sources. In fact, according to a recent report written by 451 Research, RunSmart aims to address the broader infrastructure management market beyond datacenters with the platform’s rearchitecture. Work on the new RunSmart architecture began before Baselayer decoupled its prefabricated modular datacenter (PFM) and software businesses in 2017.
According to the new report, this ongoing development has led to a platform that is “more open, leverages dynamic APIs to improve data integration, and is readily customizable by users.” Essentially, the platform provides integration, messaging and orchestration services using microservices and dynamic APIs. It also supports over 150 protocols, and can be easily updated.
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And of course, Baselayer’s datacenter apps are its most mature, but the microservices architecture allows for extension and connection with facility types including smart buildings, data centers, enterprises and smart cities, according to 451 Research insight. The report gives a full rundown of the updated software technology, including automated controls, an Impacts tool, the platform’s graphics engine, user dashboard and more. RunSmart is available as both as on-premises software and a SaaS offering.
The report also offers a SWOT analysis of the RunSmart DCIM platform. As for strengths, 451 Research points out that Baselayer has a stronger commercial foundation than many competitors, which puts it ahead of the game. As for competition in the DCIM arena, specifically, there are about 70 other suppliers. Other suppliers that have the technology and resources to remain competitive with the likes of Schneider Electric and more include ABB, Eaton, FNT, Siemens, and Sunbird Software – a group that includes Baselayer, as well.
As for future opportunities for RunSmart, the IoT and smart cities are opening the market up for more software-driven and automated critical systems. Ultimately, DCIM providers will likely extend their technology into this sector.
Download the full RunSmart report by 451 Research to learn more the technology behind Baselayer’s updated DCIM platform.