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Raritan's Intelligent Power Technologies Interoperate with Cisco EnergyWise Platform to Help Organizations Be More “Green”

Posted on December 7, 2010

—Monitor and control IT energy consumption throughout the Data Center Rack Space—

SOMERSET, N.J. (December 07, 2010)—Raritan, an innovator of power and IT infrastructure management solutions for data centers of all sizes, and a Registered Developer in the EnergyWise category of the Cisco’s Developer Network, announced today that its intelligent device-level power management solutions are interoperable with Cisco® EnergyWise client technology.  Through this interoperable solution, customers can gain a more comprehensive, complete picture of power consumption within the data center rack space.

Raritan’s PX line of intelligent power distribution units (PDU) provides valuable power usage insights on individual servers and other IT devices, as well as temperature and humidity at server racks.  The PX intelligent PDU information helps data centers address availability, utilization and cost of power and reduce green house gas emissions.  Organizations, for example, can use the information and PX’s remote management controls to set and implement dynamic power policies, such as scheduling equipment to shut down when not in use, for significant energy savings.

EnergyWise is a Cisco IOS end-to-end network-based power monitoring and management solution that can extend from Cisco networking devices out to any energy-consuming device. Cisco EnergyWise enables the communications network to act as a platform for energy command and control, with the ability to group and query network devices as well as apply energy management policies to connected devices in a simple, more efficient and scalable way.

Customers can now combine Cisco EnergyWise with multiple Raritan intelligent PDUs to monitor the exact power consumption of all devices in every rack within the data center.

“We are very pleased to support Cisco’s innovative EnergyWise platform that enables multi-level, organization-wide energy management,” said Rasul Damji, senior vice president of Global Product Operations at Raritan.  “With broader insights and control over power use, organizations can take more powerful steps to reduce energy costs.  Our common vision to provide energy intelligence at a unique ID level and granular control over the network will bring exciting changes to the industry and help to support efficient and Green IT.”

“Raritan’s power intelligence capabilities at the device level provide important insights on how to improve energy efficiency in data centers and other locations,” said Jeff Reed, vice president of Ethernet Switching Technology Group at Cisco.  “We are excited to add Raritan to our growing eco-system of partners.  The combination of the important information provided by Raritan and the unique EnergyWise capabilities embedded within Cisco’s network infrastructure, greatly enhance customers ability to measure and control energy consumption.”

“Cisco’s Advanced Services Energy Management Practice works closely with Cisco developers to better understand our customers’ need to better manage and monitor energy consumption and proactively address any inefficiency,” said Rob Aldrich, senior manager, Cisco Advanced Services.  “The combination of Raritan smart PDUs and Cisco’s EnergyWise brings together the benefits of Cisco network capabilities with Raritan’s smart metering devices, allowing customers to track energy usage from the network to the device.”

The Cisco Developer Network unites Cisco with third-party developers of hardware and software to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint customers.  As a Registered Developer, Raritan offers a complementary product offering and has started to collaborate with Cisco to meet the needs of joint customers.  With offerings such as PX intelligent PDU, customers can more quickly deploy a broad range of Cisco Compatible business applications, devices, or services that can enhance the capabilities, performance, and management of their Cisco network.  For more information on PX intelligent PDU interoperability with Cisco EneryWise go to http://developer.cisco.com/web/partner/search?accountId=0014000000PozRAAAZ.

About Raritan (Raritan.com)
Raritan is a proven innovator of power management, infrastructure management, KVM and serial solutions for data centers of all sizes.  In more than 50,000 locations worldwide, Raritan’s award-winning hardware and software solutions—including intelligent PDUs, energy management software, KVM-over-IP and Serial-over-IP access products—provide IT and facility directors, managers and administrators with the control they need to increase power management efficiency, improve data center productivity and enhance branch office operations.

Based in Somerset, N.J., Raritan has offices worldwide serving 76 countries.  For more information, visit Raritan.com.  Raritan is an active member of the Green Grid, Climate Savers Computing Initiative, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design associations.  The company has been recognized by the EPA for its contribution to the agency’s data center initiative.  Raritan’s power management solutions have won five key industry awards this year.

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