|Issue||Without DCIM||With DCIM|
How much is being consumed?
How much is available?
How do I ensure uptime and availability?
Proprietary monitoring systems or "sneakernet" to the data center to manually take readings.
Constant monitoring with alerts before circuits fail.
Locate stranded capacity to avoid costly build outs.
Can you tell your customers how much power they are using? What power capacity is available? Are you being asked to ensure power uptime and reliability?
Data centers and IT labs everywhere are approaching operational capacity limits. Power resources are increasingly constrained and the cost of energy is spiraling out of control. You need to know how much power you are using, how much is available and where you can improve efficiency. As budgets are decreasing, having a tool to help answer these questions as keep your power usage in control is critical.
Raritan’s Power IQ DCIM software for Power Management can clue you into how much power you’re using at a moment’s notice, down to individual servers when coupled with our PX® intelligent Rack PDUs with individual outlet metering. Raritan's enterprise-class power monitoring software has been battle-tested, monitoring some of the world’s largest data centers. With an intuitive simple to configure dashboard, shows power utilization trends and capacity across power chains, finds stranded power, and improves data center uptime.
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