netTerrain, an automated DCIM and network mapping software suite, adapts to your project…and its unique needs. Let me be clear: netTerrain adapts to your needs — […]

Why Do You Need Flexible DCIM & Network Mapping Software?

netTerrain, an automated DCIM and network mapping software suite, adapts to your project…and its unique needs. Let me be clear: netTerrain adapts to your needs — […]

modern data centernetTerrain, an automated DCIM and network mapping software suite, adapts to your project…and its unique needs. Let me be clear: netTerrain adapts to your needs — without consultants, months of waiting time, an onboarding process that feels more like training for Mount Everest, and a bunch of extra expenditures you (and your boss) didn’t see coming.

Making netTerrain ‘sing’ for you, and fit your project, is easy.

How?

netTerrain gives you the ability to tailor data fields, add nodes with fields, devices modeling, how about some counters for a drawing. You can create a template that can be applied over and over to various drawings and can be updated in an instance…change in one place and update many diagrams at one time (such as a new company logo).

Connecting & Automating Your Data is Easy

Included, right out-of-the-box (no extra fees), is the netTerrain Integration Toolkit (ITK). Our ITK makes life easy for you. With it, you can connect to and automate your data collection…in under two minutes. You can use it to continuously import data from 3rd-party systems or home-grown databases. It offers a built-in discovery engine that supports myriad protocols, such as: SNMP, WMI, and many more.

The netTerrain Integration Toolkit speeds up IT asset and network mapping time.

Modeling Your Own Devices is Easy

Many DCIM vendors don’t give customers the ability to model their own devices….we do. Why? Flexibility and speed. We realize our customers may need a custom device modeled in minutes…not hours….(or, with some software companies…much longer). With netTerrain, you can model your own devices in minutes.

Modeler – Backplane View

Defining Custom Hierarchies is Easy

Many DCIM solutions give customers just a few pre-defined hierarchies and layers. With netTerrain, you get the ability to create an unlimited number. Why? Again, flexibility. You may need to visualize your IT assets in various views, or you may have different stakeholders who need different views, or you may have more than one data center (or all of the above).

Need a different view? Just double click.

Creating Custom Objects is Easy

While most network mapping and DCIM solutions come with preset objects, what happens if you need something that’s not in the catalogue? For example…a fire extinguisher…or a pingpong table….? If your DCIM vendor can’t do that quickly, or give you a way to do it yourself, you could face significant delays down the road.

In netTerrain, we can do it for you or you can do it for yourself in 60 seconds.

Creating Visual Overrides is Easy

When you’re working on a diagram and have a lot of fun stuff to document….defining each object is time-consuming and time-wasting. With netTerrain, we eliminate the waste. If all of the devices share some common data fields, you can just plug everything in using a basic object type — and then define them further (in bulk) by changing fields.

Need a different view? Just double click.

Using our API is Easy

We realize that some users need to a modern, well-documented, and robust API: netTerrain has it. As will all the features above, this is included right out-of-the-box — no extra fees.

When you’re looking into DCIM software or network mapping software, you have a lot to consider. There isn’t one software that’s right for every company….but if you know you’ll need some level of flexibility as you work, you need to be sure to ask what you can do, and what you can’t do, with a potential software solution.

Jason Sherman
Jason Sherman
As Graphical Networks’ Sales Engineering and Support Services Manager, Jason Sherman leads the pre and post sales cycle with the entire Graphical Networks software portfolio, and ensures current customers are able to use the software to its fullest potential.

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