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Raritan Power IQ® iPhone App for Managing Data Centers Now Available on iTunes® App Store

Posted on November 10, 2010

View energy metrics and power cycle servers when on the go—‘there’s an app for that’

SOMERSET, N.J. (November 10, 2010) – Raritan today introduced Power IQ® iPhone app—the first application available at the Apple iTunes Store that helps data center and lab managers “on the go” quickly view real-time power load (watts and amps) and perform secure remote power control on any server or rack power distribution unit. 

The free Raritan Power IQ mobile app, which can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes online store, provides rack power management capabilities from anywhere.  From an iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, the Raritan iPhone app enables users to easily access data center power information gathered by Raritan’s vendor-agnostic Power IQ energy management software and take corrective action, such as turning off a server, if necessary. 

A live-demo feature is also provided on the iPhone app, which enables users to try the app using servers running in Raritan’s IT Lab.  “Visitors can use the Power IQ iPhone app to turn our Lab servers off and on, as well as access their energy metrics,” said James Cerwinski, senior product manager in Raritan’s Power Business Unit.

“Power IQ iPhone app is designed to deliver key energy information and helpful management functions to data center managers when they want it,” added Cerwinski.  “Whether at a trade show, out to dinner or in the data center, users now have a solution to view real-time power load and perform secure power control operations on an outlet or multi-power-supply IT device, such as a server.  This app saves both time and effort, ensuring data center professionals have the information and control they need when they need it.”

Raritan Power IQ iPhone app works on any Apple-powered device running iOS version 3.1 or higher.  The Power IQ iPhone app is designed with the iPhone screen’s real estate in mind and leverages the iPad’s unique functions—such as rotational screens and pinch zoom.  It works in both portrait and landscape layouts. 

To download the free app, visit the Apple iTunes Store and search for “Raritan Power IQ.”

For those who don’t have an Apple device, a free five-device version of Power IQ energy management software can be downloaded at http://www.raritan.com/energy-savings. 

Raritan Power IQ iPhone App On the Go
While away from the data center—Receive an email alert that a “PDU has exceeded its load threshold.”  Open Power IQ iPhone app to view the load (amps and watts) on each device in the rack and determine if any action should be taken.  Use the Power IQ iPhone app to turn off a non-critical device, and clear the threshold violation.
While adding new servers to the Lab—With a mixed environment of rack PDUs in the Lab, it is often difficult to read the power load on the rack PDU display.  Prior to installing the server in a rack, use Power IQ iPhone app to confirm the rack’s power load and then turn on the outlets.

About Power IQ® 
Power IQ Energy Management software is a comprehensive solution to obtain the most out of a data center’s existing power supply and infrastructure.  Enterprise-wide data collection at the device level enables Power IQ’s analytics to calculate and chart active power, energy consumption, cost, and carbon footprint for servers and other IT devices.  Power information is presented in user-configurable graphs and reports that can be accessed from anywhere with Power IQ’s Web-based dashboard.  Graphs can easily depict which devices are consuming the most energy, whether power conservation efforts are working, and if there are hot spots or over-cooled areas. 

Power IQ collects a wide range of energy data – amps, volts, PF, watts, kWh, temperature, humidity –  from rack power distribution units (PDUs) and in-line meters.  Power IQ supports PDUs from APC®, Avocent®, Baytech®, Cyber Switching®, Geist, HP®, Knurr®,  Liebert, MRV®, Raritan, Rittal®, Server Technology®, and UNITE™. 

Power IQ is offered as a virtual and a hardware appliance.  A mobile version, available starting today, provides key Power IQ functions in an iPhone app.

About Raritan (Raritan.com)

Raritan is a proven innovator of power management, infrastructure management, KVM and serial solutions for data centers of all sizes.  In more than 50,000 locations worldwide, Raritan’s award-winning hardware and software solutions—including intelligent PDUs, energy management software, KVM-over-IP and Serial-over-IP access 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 branch office operations.  Based in Somerset, N.J., Raritan has offices worldwide serving 76 countries.  For more information, visit Raritan.com.  Raritan is an active member of the Green Grid, Climate Savers Computing Initiative, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design associations.  The company has been recognized by the EPA for its contribution to the agency’s data center initiative.  Raritan’s power management solutions have won five key industry awards this year.

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