Posted on June 13, 2014
SOMERSET, N.J. (June 13, 2014)— Raritan, a leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and rack power distribution solutions, will be joining its customers on data center panel discussions on both coasts next week. The Raritan customers have designed and run some of the most innovative, dynamic and fastest-growing data centers — including data centers at Box, Nu Skin Enterprises, TripAdvisor, and VMware.
The panel discussions —to be held at DatacenterDynamics San Francisco and AFCOM Symposium-Boston—will examine how to design rack power to make data centers reliable, responsive and future proofed; and, how best to manage a data center’s overall infrastructure with DCIM to be resource efficient and healthy.
DatacenterDynamics —Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Data center managers from Box, Nu Skin Enterprises, and VMware will weigh in on designing power chains to support higher-density loads in the “High Power Can Bring High Rewards” panel, scheduled at 2 pm in Hall 2.
Best practices and considerations for deploying high power in data centers will be explored in this customer panel session, moderated by Jawahar Swaminathan, Director of Energy Management Solutions at Raritan. Racks filled with 1U ‘pizza box’ servers, multiple blade server chassis, and network storage devices are driving higher demands for power. Panelists will share how they have addressed cabinet loads upwards of 14kVA and more. Whether renovating a current data center or building a new one, how you bring power to your racks will impact future capacity and growth.
AFCOM Symposium-Boston—Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Shawn Hsiao, Director of Engineering at TripAdvisor, will present the educational session: “High Density Computing; Can it Help Curb/Reduce Footprint While Increasing Growth.”
Learn how TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has created infrastructure agility and resiliency in its data centers in order to keep pace with explosive growth. Hear firsthand the lessons learned, including how using high-density power in racks, with Raritan PDUs, has helped reduce infrastructure footprint while accommodating growth; how to reduce carbon footprint with hot-aisle containment; and, how to future-proof operations. The session will also cover DCIM and how to best manage lights-out data centers.
General Session Panel on DCIM
James Cerwinski, Director of DCIM Software at Raritan, will be joining other experts on the DCIM panel. Panelists will answer questions such as: What can DCIM do for a data center? How to select a DCIM solution? How can it improve your data center operations? What steps are necessary to successfully deploy and use DCIM?
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 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” by IDC; a “Strong Value DCIM Vendor” by EMA; and, “Key DCIM player” by TechNavio.
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