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The New SRC: Simple, Real-World Control

Posted on December 16, 2020 by Website Administrator

The financial reality of working in or near data center and critical environments is that you don’t always have the resources you need to manage the facility in an ideal way.  The expectations of company leadership who are trying to meet current demands don’t always mesh with the reality of the investments in infrastructure made several years or even a decade ago.  To help bridge that gap, Raritan is introducing the new SRC Smart Rack Controller, a cost-effective way to bring actionable data to your existing infrastructure.


KVM Switches & BIOS-Level Access - Why is it so Important?

Posted on December 1, 2020 by Website Administrator

It is often said that KVM switches provide “BIOS-Level  Access” and this is a big advantage of KVM Switches over other forms of remote management.  But what does this actually mean and why is it so important?  How do KVM Switches provide this and why is it important?  This blog introduces these topics.  A future blog will cover more advanced features and topics.


COVID, KVM, and WFH

Posted on October 26, 2020 by Gento

In a report released last month by 451 Research, the overall prognosis for IT spending during the pandemic is not a good one. The report notes that their leading indicator plunged “. . . to the worst level over the last decade.” Given the impact of the pandemic on the global economy, and on small businesses in particular, it is no surprise that these overall gauges of spending in our industry are showing negative numbers. One of the few bright spots in the report, however, is the fact that the pandemic “. . . compels organizations to adopt work-from-home business practices,” a category that has seen a 41% growth amidst a sea of negative numbers. 


LX II Combination LCD Drawer and KVM-over-IP Switch

Posted on October 6, 2020 by Gento

Economical Remote Management and At-the-Rack Access in a Single Product!

Do you need web-based, remote management of computer and networking equipment?   Do you also need at-the-rack access of computer equipment?    And would you like an economical, easy-to-use product that can do both?

If so, Raritan’s Dominion LX II – LED combination LX II KVM Switch and T1700-LED LCD drawer models can do all of that and more!


Power Tip #5: Identify Failing Power Supplies

Posted on October 5, 2020 by Gento

Power supply failures are a leading cause of server failure. Additionally, most power supplies don't fail overnight but degrade over time. One key indicator of a degrading power supply is a declining power factor (PF). The PX3-5000 PDU series meters at each outlet. This metering monitors the power factor of each server. Most modern power supplies are rated for 85% (0.85 PF) or higher efficiency. Thus, setting a lower warning threshold for every outlet in use for a PF of 0.75 and a lower critical threshold for a PF of 0.65 can provide you with a preemptive alert to an impending power supply failure.

This alert can allow you valuable time to investigate and, if necessary, proactively turn the power supply off in a controlled scenario before an unexpected server outage occurs. This early alert can potentially help you to prevent a larger scale outage at the rack. Lastly, a degrading power supply over time consumes more power than average and can deprive power from other servers.


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