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Raritan Unveils dcTrack with Flexible Implementation Wizards to Streamline Data Center Deployments

Posted on August 11, 2009

—New visualization, tracking and management tools help data centers improve operations and energy use—

SOMERSET, N.J. (August 11, 2009) - Raritan today announced a major software upgrade to its dcTrack™ data center infrastructure management solution that helps data centers visualize and automate the tracking and management of IT and facility systems. 

Ideal for today’s dynamic data centers where IT equipment is added and moved regularly, dcTrack maintains accurate, real-time views and granular details of every element and their connections across the entire data center—including servers, networking and facilities elements.  It also provides up-to-the-minute views of a data center’s power consumption, heat dissipation, raised floor space and rack elevations.

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Raritan’s New Power IQ Energy Management Software to Help Data Centers and Labs Reduce Energy Consumption with Automated Power Control and Powerful Analytics

Posted on July 13, 2009

SOMERSET, N.J. (July 13, 2009) - Raritan today announced significant enhancements to its Power IQ™ data center energy management software to help companies better track and analyze energy usage down to the individual IT device level, and implement energy-saving actions anywhere in the enterprise from a central power console.

The new expanded release of Power IQ is well positioned to serve as the single central console for energy management and complete rack PDU (power distribution unit) management in data centers.  In addition to gathering information from IT equipment plugged into Raritan’s award-winning Dominion® PX PDUs, Power IQ now also collects energy data from and provides remote power control of the following Ethernet-enabled rack PDUs: APC, Avocent, Cyber Switching, Geist, HP, MRV and Server Technology.

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Microsoft’s Enterprise Engineering Center Selects Raritan’s IT Infrastructure and Power Management Solutions

Posted on May 11, 2009

SOMERSET, NJ (May 11, 2009) - Raritan today announced that Microsoft’s Enterprise Engineering Center (EEC) has chosen a suite of Raritan IT infrastructure management solutions for monitoring servers and their energy consumption down to the outlet level.

Located on the main Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington, the state-of-the-art data center contains more than $125 million in hardware and networking equipment, and houses multiple labs for Microsoft’s enterprise customers to collaborate with product teams to test and validate Microsoft software solutions in replicas of customer production environments.

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Raritan Introduces Dominion PX-4000 Series Intelligent Rack PDU for Measuring and Monitoring Energy Use of Blade Servers

Posted on April 27, 2009

—Portfolio expansion to include new high-power models with monitoring of kwh and unbalanced 3 phase loads—

SOMERSET, N.J.  (April 27, 2009) - Raritan today expanded its data center power management portfolio with the addition of the Dominion® PX-4000 Series intelligent rack power distribution unit (PDU) for monitoring the energy usage of blade servers and other high-density networking equipment.  The PX-4000 Series also is designed without remote outlet power switching to minimize blade servers from being switched off accidentally.

Blade servers, offering high performance/cost ratio and compact size benefits, are filling data center racks.  However, blades, which run hotter than traditional servers and reside in higher-density racks, have created new power and cooling dynamics in the data center - often placing greater demands on data center cooling capacity.

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EPA Recognizes Raritan’s Contribution to the ENERGY STAR Data Center Infrastructure Rating Development Initiative

Posted on April 16, 2009

New York City (April 16, 2009)—Raritan was recognized today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its participation in the Data Collection Initiative, which is part of the agency’s program to develop an ENERGY STAR rating for data center infrastructure and to help operators improve data center energy efficiency.

As a first step in developing the ENERGY STAR rating, the EPA is collecting data on energy use and operating characteristics from a large number of existing data centers—including both stand-alone facilities and data centers located in offices and other types of buildings.  The year-long data collection project is slated to be completed in June.

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