Posted on June 27, 2017 by Rick Gonedes | Comment (0)
As more and more devices are connected to the Internet (thanks largely due to the increased popularity of the Internet of Things), new data centers are being rapidly built to support this additional workload. At the same time, managing energy consumption efficiently is still a major challenge for data center operators, in order to maintain reliable application delivery and uptime.
Here are some of this year’s major trends in the data center industry, currently impacting owners and operators.
Posted on June 22, 2017 by Rick Gonedes | Comment (0)
A facility's data centers can represent a massive portion of its energy consumption. As energy costs continue to climb and resources become more strained, cooling costs will grow. Free cooling options allow you to get ahead of rising costs and make your data center more efficient. Businesses that aim for long-term sustainability can look here first when finding ways to cut down on power usage. This both lowers costs every month and helps a company do what it can for long-term environmental sustainability.
Posted on June 16, 2017 by Rick Gonedes | Comment (0)
As an Industry leader, Raritan is making headlines yet again thanks to an impact report published by 451 Research by Andrew Donoghue. As manufactures of power distribution equipment, we recently announced plans to add more intelligence to our already sophisticated PDUs and have also developed a number of additional new integrated products, all with the help of our new parent company Legrand. These new features are designed to improve both efficiency and resiliency across the board and include the development of Xerus - standardized firmware and hardware components that will soon be in use across the entirety of our product line.
If you're interested in hearing the full report on what 451 has to say about Raritan and its upcoming smart data center plans, click here.
Posted on June 15, 2017 by Nicolas Sagnes | Comment (0)
To say that it is essential to do whatever you can to avoid data center downtime is something of an understatement. According to a joint study conducted by Emerson and The Ponemon Institute, the average cost of an unplanned data center outage in the United States rose to an all-time high last year of $7,900 per minute. That's an increase of 41% from the average $5,600 cost that the same study revealed in 2010.
This is a large part of the reason why features like Power Sharing on the new iX7 controller are so important. They leverage new features of the device to provide redundant power to each controller, helping to mitigate the risks of a power loss on either power feed before they happen.
Posted on June 12, 2017 by Rick Gonedes | Comment (0)
To say "the cloud is king" in the world of modern data center managers is something of an understatement. Today's data center customers vastly prefer to "pay as they go" with expectations for a fast, on demand IT resource deployment. This challenges data centers managers across the board with a need to respond faster, with more flexible and outstanding customer service - no exceptions. As data centers shift from on-premise to off-premise and private cloud models, how do you adjust your future plans and goals?