Posted on March 27, 2013 by Gento
In a recent study by Carnegie Mellon University it is believed that video game consoles cost U.S. homeowners more than $1.24 billion per year. A significant portion of that cost is due to 10.8 terawatt-hours of power consumption (is that right?), according to their study.
We can all agree wasted energy adds up quickly when you have gamers starting at a very young age and continuing into adulthood. No worries, just like anything else there is a solution and believe it or not it is SIMPLE. All you games really need to do is fully turn off the console when you are done. And don’t worry, your game will save. It’s no longer the days of the Atari 2600 when all your settings and achievements get lost when you power down.
Sony and Microsoft have worked to make their products more energy efficient however;, both the Xbox 360 and PS3 still draw significant power. If gamers choose to let their consoles go into standby mode and not completely power them down as they often do, the game console can continue to consume about 75 watts of power..
To provide the consumer with a better understanding of this high cost and wasted power issue, game console manufactures can create efficiency charts that show the power wasted over a certain period of time if the console does not get completely powered off.
Manufacturers can utilize Raritan iPDUs to implement power efficiency testing methods that can build a framework for game console power utilization efficiency standards.
Posted on March 21, 2013 by Gento
Looking for fast and dependable at-the-rack access to your servers for deployment, administration and maintenance activities? Now with Raritan’s T1700-LED Console Drawer, with a LED-backlight LCD display, you can get consolidated access to multiple servers from a single location and get energy savings.
Connecting to your existing analog or digital KVM switches, Raritan’s T1700-LED combines video, keyboard and touchpad functionality to enable the use of a single workstation to manage a rack, or multiple racks of servers.
Raritan’s T1700-LED is designed with an Energy Efficient LED-backlight LCD display which reduces energy consumption up to 20-50%, over current LCD cold cathode fluorescent (CCFL) back-lit technology. The LED-backlight technology provides for better contrast and brightness, greater color range, and more rapid response to changes in scene and more accurate image rendering for a clean, crisp display.
Download our spec sheet or visit http://www.raritan.com/products/console-drawers/T1700-LED-Console-Drawer to learn more.
Posted on March 11, 2013 by Gento
DoD Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a critical enabling technology for Information Assurance. PKI supports the secure transmission of information across both Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Networks (NIPRNET) and Secure Internet Protocol Networks (SIPRNET), as well as securing local data storage. It is made up of commercial grade hardware and software solutions, and applications developed by the National Security Agency (NSA).
The DoD PKI will enable the Department of Defense and other authorized users to enable network-centric operations to securely access, process, store, transport and use information, applications, and networks regardless of technology, division, or geographic location.
As testing and deployment plans for the new PKI SIPRNet token continue, the requirement for system administrators to adopt and use PKI to access classified systems in the data center quickly becomes a reality, and a significant challenge.
A proven solution to access these classified systems would be a KVM switch with an approved SIPRNet Card Reader. This KVM solution would not only allow the different divisions in the DOD to become compliant with the new PKI directive, but it will also allow users to securely locate, access and control remote systems.
Posted on March 7, 2013 by Gento
Raritan has a limited number of complimentary passes available (for end users only) for the DCD New York show taking place on March 12th. Contact Dorothy.Ochs@Raritan.com.
Stop by and see our presentation titled “Deploying High Power at the Rack”:
- Time: 14:20 – 15:00
- Location: Hall 6
We will also have live demos in our booth #35 and a raffle drawing for an iPad mini. Hope you can join us.
For show details, visit http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/conferences/2013/new-york-2013
Posted on March 4, 2013 by Gento
Are you managing your data center assets with Excel and Visio? While many data centers are currently managed with spreadsheets, homegrown databases or diagramming solutions, these often become inaccurate and unwieldy when managing thousands of servers and supporting components and the complexity of today’s data centers. Rartian’s dcTrack DCIM software, instead, provides real-time, accurate information and new insights on data center assets, infrastructure capacity, and energy use from any Web browser with just a few clicks.
As attested to by our customers, Raritan’s dcTrack can help you manage your data center more efficiently. “dcTrack helps bring order to the complex maze of data center infrastructures,” said Keith Bott, Service Manager Equipment & Facilities at British Airways. “When you have a dynamic and complex environment with many moving parts and interdependencies, you look for solutions to help make it easier to manage.”
Raritan’s intuitive web interface provides improved performance, look and usability over standard data center management tools and includes:
Upgrade your Data Center Management tools today! Click here to learn more about how Raritan’s dcTrack can help you.