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Raritan Signs Distribution Agreement with Graybar

Posted on October 25, 2010

SOMERSET, N.J., (October 25, 2010)—Raritan, an innovator of power and IT infrastructure management solutions for data centers of all sizes, announced today that Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, is now an authorized distributor of Raritan’s power management and KVM switch products. 

Raritan’s solutions help customers manage their data center resources, including IT infrastructure equipment and the energy that powers it.  Graybar will sell Raritan’s intelligent rack power distribution units (PDUs) and environmental sensors, as well as Power IQ® energy management software that helps track, analyze and generate reports on rack capacity, energy usage and thermal analytics.  Graybar will also distribute Raritan’s extensive KVM portfolio for managing servers and other IT equipment securely from a single dashboard.

“Raritan is a great fit into the Graybar portfolio of data center solutions,” said Steve Stone, Graybar’s vice president of comm/data.  “Power monitoring is incredibly important to data center owners and operators.  The Raritan Power IQ platform fits well with a comprehensive solution, consolidating power analytics gathered at the cabinet-level and reporting the data in a meaningful way to identify opportunities for increased energy efficiency.”  Raritan’s products will expand Graybar’s existing portfolio of products that support rapid, efficient deployment of data centers.

“We are excited to work with Graybar, a company that has extensive and outstanding experience in helping data center customers create efficient and secure power and network infrastructures,” said Gary Marks, senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Raritan.  “With energy becoming one of the most expensive items in a data center and with capacity for growth as a rising concern in many data centers, customers will find answers and benefit from our relationship.”

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 www.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.

About Graybar

Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of nearly 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency.  For more information, visit www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

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