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Raritan’s Intelligent Power Distribution Units Certified by Cisco EnergyWise

Posted on June 11, 2012

— Energy Savings with Distributed Monitoring and Management of Device-level Power Consumption —

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 11, 2012) — Today at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, Raritan, an innovator of energy and IT infrastructure management solutions for data centers and engineering labs, announced that its PX intelligent power distribution units (iPDUs) are Cisco® EnergyWise™ certified.  A wide array of useful energy information is collected from servers and devices connected to Raritan’s networked iPDUs and shared with Cisco EnergyWise, so that organizations can gain a better understanding and control of their power footprint and energy costs.

One of the first PDUs to interoperate with Cisco EnergyWise, the PX intelligent PDU measures and shares detailed information on each server’s consumption of volts, watts, amps and kilowatt-hours (kWh) with +/-1% accuracy.  The PX iPDU solution can also provide detailed information on the environment in the server rack by measuring temperature, humidity, static pressure and airflow.

The PX iPDU works as an endpoint in the EnergyWise network, enabling users to monitor and manage their company’s energy consumption from anywhere.  In addition, the PX iPDU’s remote control capabilities enable the EnergyWise network to securely power on and off selected equipment outlets.  User-configurable critical power and environmental thresholds can be set in the iPDU for alert notifications.

Raritan’s PX iPDUs also work with Cisco Unified Computing System™ and Cisco Nexus® products.

“Cisco EnergyWise and our intelligent Power Distribution Unit portfolio help customers gain a more detailed and complete picture of power consumption within the data center rack space, and provide remote management capabilities to make energy improvements,” said Herman Chan, Raritan Vice President of Product Management.  “The combined solution helps address the trifecta of energy-related concerns facing companies today—cost of energy, power capacity and sustainability concerns.”

The Cisco EnergyWise certified PX iPDU portfolio will be on display at the Cisco Live conference this week.  See how Cisco EnergyWise and the “World’s Smartest” PX iPDUs work together to monitor and control the energy footprint of devices connected to the network.  Visit Raritan Booth #437 and the EnergyWise & Universal Power over Ethernet (UPOE)  Partner Pavilion Pod #E3.

In addition, Raritan Director of Power Management Jon Inaba will be speaking on “Cisco EnergyWise and PX: What does it mean for energy efficiency & What does it mean for extension into the desktop space.”
Raritan is a Registered Developer in the EnergyWise category of the Cisco’s Developer Network.  The Cisco Developer Network unites Cisco with third-party developers of hardware and software to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint customers.  As a Registered Developer, Raritan offers a complementary product offering and collaborates with Cisco to meet the needs of joint customers. 

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 solutions to effectively manage data center capacity, assets and change; and 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’s DCIM solution is featured in: Gartner’s “Cool Vendor” DCIM report, IDC’s MarketScape Report on DCIM—which named Raritan a “major player worldwide” in the DCIM space, 451 Research’s Report “Raritan brings location tracking, other updates to its DCIM quartet” and Frost & Sullivan’s report that names Raritan’s Intelligent Asset Management solution the recipient of the “New Product Innovation Award in North America.”

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