Posted on May 22, 2013 by Gento | Comment (0)
Managing an IT infrastructure is complex, expensive and critical to a company’s success. Many IT and lab managers use CommandCenter® Secure Gateway (CC-SG) management solution for secure and consolidated remote IP access from a variety of desktop and mobile clients to KVM and power management solutions, blades, virtualized servers, and serial devices.
IT infrastructure management solutions only work effectively if they evolve along with the IT and computing systems they support. To address recent security issues and decrease vulnerabilities, many IT and lab managers have recently updated their IT and computing systems. To support this evolution and the needs of our customers, Raritan has introduced Release 5.4.
With this latest release, CC-SG provides IT and lab infrastructure support for:
With CC-SG IT and lab managers can be responsive to changing needs while reducing downtime, increasing security and reducing costs. Upgrade now to continue to be responsive and keep your IT infrastructure running.
Posted on May 9, 2013 by Gento | Comment (0)
Benchmarking your Data Center
Key Note Speaker: EDI, Ltd.‘s Jeremy Gilbertson, CTS, RCDD
- Why Most Data Center Projects Fail Before They Begin. The importance of benchmarking and accurate statement of requirements
- State of the Industry – Data Centers: Interesting, unique goings-on in the data center industry
Jeremy Gilbertson, CTS, RCDD is Vice President of EDI, Ltd.‘s Data Center Practice and is responsible for overall strategic direction, management, and project delivery for the practice. Jeremy’s expertise involves helping enterprise, third-party provider, healthcare, and higher-education clients understand the current state of their data centers and develop phased strategies that address business requirements, risk profile, and budget.
Join us for an afternoon of leading edge Data Center discussions and real world case studies ranging from design through intelligent infrastructure management followed by a tasting of best brews and appetizers.
Space is limited.
When:Thursday, May 23rd from 12:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Gordon Biersch Brewery - Buckhead location
3242 Peachtree Road N Atlanta GA 30305
Case Studies on Tap:
- Raritan: Deploying High Power at the Rack
- Fluke Networks: Ensuring Performance of Critical, High Bandwidth Fiber Links
- Global Power Technologies: Power Monitoring Systems Enhance the Commissioning Process for a Fully Integrated Facility
- Vigilent Corporation: Too Cool - Changing the Game in Data Center Cooling
About EDI, Ltd. EDI, Ltd. is a leading healthcare IT consulting and design firm specializing in medical communication technologies, information systems infrastructure, security, audio-visual systems, and data center.
Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire!
Space is limited.
Posted on May 8, 2013 by Gento | Comment (0)
Accuracy for rack power distribution units (PDU to some, CDU to others) is gaining in importance as energy costs and energy cost management are getting increasing attention. In today’s episode, The Data Center Detectives discuss proper kWh measurement:
Raritan pioneered ISO/IEC 1% accuracy for energy in rack PDU at the outlet level — with first product shipments in the summer of 2008. Today, Raritan has more than 600 models that meet this standard, including custom engineered units.
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Posted on May 2, 2013 by Gento | Comment (1)
Stop by our booth (#219) and see why we were recently named to CRN’s 2013 Data Center 100 list
Get a $600 registration discount on us—Use code RARITANCLIENT Register Now -
Raritan is a proven innovator of power management, DCIM software, KVM and serial solutions for data centers of all sizes. Stop by our booth for live demos to learn about some of our latest solutions, which inlcude:
- SecureLock™ - Never worry about your cables accidentally unplugging
- Wi-Fi Kit - Keep your iPDUs connected with savings, security and easy implementationd
- cTrack - This new release of dcTrack® 3.0 DCIM software provides additional capabilities to make it easier for data center professionals to obtain information on their data center infrastructures
Stop by and be entered into a drawing for an iPad mini.
Posted on April 30, 2013 by Gento | Comment (0)
The Uptime Institute recently conducted a webinar on the “State of the Data Center 2013 Survey Results.” Per the survey the adoption of DCIM is expected to continue – and according to the survey, in the next 2 years about 32% of the respondents indicate that they plan to buy.
It was interesting to hear that globally Data Center budgets are expanding and money is being spent to grow their footprint. In fact in the webinar it was stated that 70% of data center operators built a new site or renovated a site in the past 5 years. Tools that can provide assistance in the build seem to be essential to success.
Data center operations, deployment and design are capital intensive, so there tends to be a focus on cost and performance by the C-Suite. In fact the majority of Data Center Managers reported that they provide performance or cost metrics to the C-Suite monthly. However, depending on the organization size and the tools used, reporting can be complex and/or unavailable.
Through the survey over 80% of the respondents indicated that Facilities generally pays the energy bill, and therefore incurs the cost of inefficiencies. Finding ways to free up Data Center capacity and reduces costs are top drivers for pursuing efficiency savings. Additionally, working with IT to implement a solution that supports bill-backs can relieve Facilities of some of the burden.
While cost, integration, and database issues are often significant barriers to deploying a DCIM, the savings that can be received from improved capacity planning and energy efficiency, the ability to identify problems, and the gain in asset visibility make a DCIM solution the most efficient and effective way to manage the Data Center.