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Raritan Shows World’s Smartest Rack at Data Center World

Posted on October 1, 2012

— Intelligence added to data center racks helps manage assets, capacity, connections, changes, energy, and, even, temperature surrounding racks —

NASHVILLE, TENN. (October 1, 2012) – How Smart Rack solutions help improve data center operations will be the focus of Raritan’s participation at this week’s AFCOM Data Center World conference.  By leveraging advanced management solutions for the rack, IT and facilities professionals are able to efficiently manage key data center resources—including energy, assets, capacity, and connections—that influence and impact uptime and performance.

Visitors will be shown smart solutions for reducing the energy needed to power servers and cool data centers, finding infrastructure capacity to expand the life of a data center, and improving asset “change, move and add” processes.  Featured in Booth # 644 will be Raritan’s dcTrack® DCIM software, PowerIQ® energy management software, intelligent rack PDUs, a smart electronic asset-tracking solution and other solutions designed to help manage data centers resources efficiently and smartly.

The demonstration of Raritan’s Smart Asset Tracking solution, for example, will show how to reduce costs, errors and headaches by improving data center inventory accuracy.  By automatically capturing each activity performed at the rack when it happens, the electronic asset-tracking solution insures that a data center’s change policy is followed –– and that inventory records are always accurate ––  eliminating the days of outdated and inaccurate spreadsheets and hours searching among racks for a target server.

In addition, Raritan will be speaking at two AFCOM events on Monday, October 1:

“Deploying High Power to IT Equipment Racks” at 2:30 pm, in Lincoln C.

Data centers are finding they must provide more and more power to their racks. The presentation addresses issues surrounding the deployment of high power, including the importance of circuit breaker monitoring and why seemingly unrelated issues, such as heat, become a major concern. Many data center managers are doing a good job conserving energy, but this doesn’t mean that the average power consumption at the rack isn’t going up. In fact, the increased efficiency means more power is available for servers, which supports data center growth leading to high-density power consumption at the rack.

Presented by Greg More, Raritan Senior Product Marketing Manager, Power Products.

“Achieving Secure Remote and Local Access for your Data Center (KVM)” at 9:45 am, in Jackson CD.

The consequences of downtime are severe—lost sales, customer dissatisfaction and reduced productivity.  In order to achieve high service levels, IT administrators need anytime, anywhere, BIOS-level access to their infrastructure – servers, PCs and networking devices.  However, this access must be secure from hackers, cyber criminals and unauthorized use, but readily available to authorized staff—seemingly conflicting objectives.  How can IT departments provide the anytime, anywhere access needed for 100% uptime, while providing the rock-solid security required for today’s organizations?

Presented by Richard Dominach, Raritan Senior Product Manager, KVM and Access Products.

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 rack PDUs; energy management software; DCIM 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 customers in 76 countries.  Visit us at Raritan.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 company has been recognized by the EPA for its contribution to the agency’s data center initiative. 

Raritan was named a Gartner 2012 “Cool Vendor” in the research firm’s DCIM report; a “major DCIM player worldwide” in IDC’s MarketScape Report on DCIM; and, the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s “New Product Innovation Award, North America” for Raritan’s Smart Asset Management solution.  Raritan has also been featured in 451 Research’s Report “Raritan brings location tracking, other updates to its DCIM quartet.”

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