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Raritan’s Data Center Energy Management Software Gets a New Dashboard with Forecasting Tools and Gau

Posted on May 10, 2011

—New real-time power gauge finds stranded capacity—

SANTA CLARA, CA (May 10, 2011) – Raritan today unveiled a new configurable dashboard with new tools and gauges for Power IQ® energy management software, so that data center managers can easily see information most important to them—whether it’s energy usage information of a specific server rack, temperature readings from the cold aisle, or a forecast on how much energy is required to support operations in data centers across the world. 

The Power IQ energy dashboard displays complex information in easy-to-view reports, charts, thermal graphs, and maps.  The new capacity forecast chart, for example, provides “days of supply” information and helps determine the available power at any level—data center, floor, room, row or rack.  Power IQ also provides real-time information on energy usage, energy costs, carbon footprint, and thermal factors.

“Power IQ 3.0’s tools empower a much larger group of users to view and access key data center information in useful ways,” said James Cerwinski, Senior Manager, Raritan Power Management Business.  “The dashboard can be configured differently for each user’s custom reporting needs.  We want customers to be able to customize their dashboard, so that they can easily access the information they want when they want.  Some customers will display the dashboard on very large screens where they work, creating a NOC area; or on lobby screens for customers to see—in an effort to create data center energy awareness.”

Key dashboard features in Power IQ 3.0 include: configurable layout and sizing; trend and forecast charts; health and event status; and, slide show mode with real-time updates.  Video, images and Weather Service widgets also can now be embedded in the dashboard.

Power IQ at the 2011 Uptime Institute Symposium in Santa Clara —-  Raritan Booth# 409

Raritan’s energy management solutions will be discussed in two panels on Wednesday, May 11th:

A Better Approach to Asset Management at eBay —-  Henry Hsu, Raritan, and Dean Nelson, eBay; 1:30-2 pm, Room 201.

What happened next? 2010 Green Enterprise IT Award Winners panel —-  Herman Chan, Raritan; 4:20- 5 pm, Room M1/M2.

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.  Easy-to-configure graphs and reports depict a wealth of information, such as 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 multi-vendor rack PDUs, environment sensors, UPSs, branch circuits and other data collectors.

Available as a VMware-ready virtual appliance, Power IQ is easy to install and use.  Within minutes of installation, useful power information, from SNMP- and Web Services-enabled servers and devices, is delivered to Power IQ’s intuitive Web-based dashboard, which can be accessed easily from anywhere, even from iPhones and iPads.  Power IQ’s simple agent-less approach enables graceful shut downs and start ups of servers connected to any rack PDU, without needing to load additional software on target servers.

Get started now by downloading PIQ 3.0 Free at http://www.raritan.com/PIQ-energy-management-software-download/

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, 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.

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