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Box and Raritan Share How Intelligent Power Management Solution Finds Capacity in Colo Data Centers

Posted on February 17, 2015

—Raritan customer to speak on efficient power capacity management and cost savings at next week’s Teladata Technology Convergence Conference—

SOMERSET, N.J. (February 17, 2015)—Raritan, a leading provider of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and rack power distribution solutions, will be presenting with Box a case study on “How Box Tripled Data Center Capacity Without Adding a Single Cabinet.”  The case study session will be held at next week’s Teladata Technology Convergence Conference (TCC) in Santa Clara, CA.

With record numbers of new customers joining the 32 million people – and 275,000 companies – that use Box’s secure content-sharing platform, Box decided to support the growth by distributing its computing infrastructure across three facilities.  It also decided to add intelligent tools to monitor the power used by computers supporting Box’s application-intensive services and to better utilize the capacity it was paying its colocation (colo) providers. 

At TCC, Box Data Center Operations Engineer Saurabh Bhutani will discuss the move to the distributed colo data center infrastructure and how Box uses intelligent rack power distribution units (iPDUs) to track power and better utilize capacity.  As a result, Box is now able to report on power utilization for each of its 260 cabinets and has been able to make better informed decisions about where and when applications are run.  This has led to optimal utilization of power and space and provided more capacity headroom for its services.

“Information provided by Raritan’s intelligent rack PDUs has enabled Box to triple its data center capacity without adding a single cabinet,” said David Wood, Director of Power Management Solutions at Raritan.  “We are pleased to join Box at TCC to examine the latest trends, technologies and best practices for powering and managing data centers.  Attendees will hear how to significantly increase capacity with little impact on operations budgets.” 
The 40-minute Box case study session—which will be held on Thursday, February 26, from 10 am - 10:40 am in the Mission City Ballroom—will discuss:

• The perils of failing to monitor power utilization in a colocation facility.
• Why intelligent power distribution units were used to meter power.
• How power and space are now being used optimally as a result of metering power
• Future sustainability initiatives.

Raritan TCC Booth #204
Raritan, a gold sponsor of the TCC conference, will be showing in Booth #204 its extensive portfolio of rack PDUs, DCIM software, and other solutions to manage data centers resources efficiently.  Raritan offers both off-the-shelf and custom rack power products to help data center operators meet the complex and unique power requirements of their data center equipment racks.

About Raritan
Raritan is a proven innovator of energy and infrastructure management solutions for data centers of all sizes.  In more than 50,000 locations worldwide, Raritan’s award-winning hardware and software solutions – including intelligent rack PDUs and environment sensors, DCIM software, and KVM Switch 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 operations.  Based in Somerset, N.J., Raritan has offices worldwide serving customers in 76 countries.  Visit us at Raritan.com, RaritanDCIM.com, or follow us on the Raritan blog

Raritan is an active member of the Green Grid, Climate Savers Computing Initiative, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design associations.  The EPA has recognized Raritan for its contribution to the agency’s data center initiative.  A number of top industry analyst firms also have recognized the company:  Raritan was named a “Cool DCIM Vendor” by Gartner; a “Major DCIM player worldwide” three times by IDC; a “Strong Value DCIM Vendor” by EMA; “Key DCIM player” by TechNavio, and “Innovation Award Winner” by Frost & Sullivan.

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