Posted on June 2, 2014 by Gento | Comment (0)
Adding color to a rack PDU may seem like little more than a vendor gimmick, but the reality is that there several legitimate advantages to using color in your data center. In fact, many big names in the tech industry such as Google and Switch use color in their data centers to keep track of the complex system of wires and pipes that is otherwise difficult to manage. Most importantly, using color has the ability to reduce IT equipment downtime. So here are three ways that colored rack PDUs reduce downtime.
Posted on May 15, 2014 by Gento | Comment (0)
Data center managers everywhere are being pushed to improve energy efficiency. But traditional approaches to power monitoring fall short because they fail to provide information about how much actual power devices are drawing, and whether cooling resources are being used efficiently.
The following are the top three ways to improve data center power monitoring, improve energy efficiency, and effectively utilize cooling resources.
Posted on April 28, 2014 by Gento | Comment (0)
The demand for new on-demand technology services and the cost of deploying and managing them continue to skyrocket. In order to manage deepening costs, complex deployments, and ensure reliability and uptime, data center managers need access to information and data that isn’t always readily available. These are the top five challenges data center managers face and how a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution can address those challenges.
Posted on April 25, 2014 by Gento | Comment (0)
AIT Partnership Group, a leading Raritan reseller in Europe and a trusted advisor on Data Center Management, Secure Network and Broadcast & Control Room Solutions, featured Raritan’s new Dominion KX III KVM-over-IP switch in their Data Centre Blog in April. The post describes the many advancements of the next-generation KX III, highlighting the blazing video performance of the KX III in a video comparison versus its predecessor. Capable of IP remote video performance of up to 30 frames per second for 1920x1080 HD video, the KX III is perfect for both traditional IT applications and for dynamic, audio and video-based applications.
"The increased processing power can be best seen in this practical demo."
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Posted on April 21, 2014 by Gento | Comment (0)
Improving energy efficiency has continually challenged data center managers over the past decade. At the heart of the matter lies the ongoing debate as to what exactly is the best metric or combination of metrics by which to monitor performance and make improvements.
Up until now Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) has been the most common metric used. However, PUE has inherent limitations that the industry has attempted to overcome by introducing new metrics such as Green Energy Coefficient (GEC), Energy Reuse Factor (ERF), and Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE).