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.
Posted on March 4, 2013 by Gento
Raritan’s KSX2.5 provides IT administrators and lab managers with a combined KVM-over-IP and Serial Console Server appliance for access to all serial devices located in their remote and branch offices that are equipped with the latest in video technology. With our new Digital CIMs, users can now simultaneously support both analog VGA, as well as digital DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort in a single KVM-over-IP switch
Additionally, administrators and managers will be able to access these devices through with mobile devices such iPhone or iPads. With this wider selection of access options, lab administrators will appreciate the ability to eliminate travel costs and increase uptime, productivity and security.
To learn more about the KSX 2.5, download our data sheet at http://www.raritan.com/products/kvm-over-ip/dominion-ksx-ii/dominion-ksx-ii-data-sheet.pdf
Posted on February 22, 2013 by Gento
You’re invited to stop by the Raritan table to see what’s new and exciting with our power management and DCIM solutions. Register at http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1131144
Posted on February 20, 2013 by Gento
There are many ways companies can become more environmentally friendly such as using technology to cut down on travel, minimizing product packaging or using environment friendly packaging materials, and changing manufacturing processes to mention only a few. So is the emphasis on data center efficiency an easy way to have some green program that can be used in PR efforts? I say no.
Data centers consume an enormous amount of power, the generation of which produces greenhouse gases and contributes to global warming. Even if corporate data center efficiency is a relatively easy and well defined problem, easy and well defined compared to reworking a manufacturing process for example, the benefits are still very real. With some large data centers consuming megawatts of power even small efficiency gains have a material impact. But we are not talking about small improvements.
With the advent of the Green Grid’s Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), many companies are trying to achieve ever lower PUE numbers. Sometimes the figures seem like corporate bragging in the information technology trade press. But corporate boasting or not I’ll gladly take the improvements and the pressure to do better such announcements place on everyone in IT.
A few years ago, the common PUE was 2.0, i.e. half the power going to IT equipment and half going to IT support infrastructure such as computer room air conditioning (CRAC units). Now, major companies such as eBay and Google are publishing PUE figures around 1.2. That is a stunning improvement.
Not every data center will be able to achieve very low PUEs. There are practical considerations, especially for smaller data centers. For example, it may not be possible to rework a small data center to take advantage of airside economizers or cost effective to replace an existing UPS with a more efficient one. But with so much IT industry attention being paid to improving PUE and other measures to reduce power consumption in the data center, data center managers and their facilities counterparts can be proud of their accomplishments.
There may be greenwashing going on in other parts of the company but, the data center is leading many corporate sustainability efforts and making a real difference.
Posted on February 1, 2013 by Gento
The TCC is a one-day educational conference where IT, Facilities, and Data Center professionals and executives come together to learn from each other in a unique collaborative setting. Discounted passes are available.
How Shands HealthCare Saved 50% in Asset Tracking Efficiency
2:35 – 3:15 pm in Track A/General Session Room
Abstract: This presentation will cover the challenges Shands HealthCare faced in managing and tracking data center IT assets across multiple data centers. The traditional method of tracking, using Excel spreadsheets and Visio floor plans and vertical layouts, was not flexible enough to support their multiple data center ever changing needs. Read more at http://www.teladatatcc.com/sessions.html#a235pm.
Minimizing the Hidden Costs of Managing IT Racks
1:00 – 1:30 pm in Track B/Breakout Room B
Abstract: You’ve built out your data center, installed cooling systems, run power feeds and filled your racks with IT equipment. But have you thought about the ongoing costs of managing or upgrading those racks? Read more at http://www.teladatatcc.com/sessions.html#b100pm.
To buy a ticket at the discounted rate of $175 (regular price is $499), go to http://www.teladatatcc.com/register.html and use promo code: RaritanDisc2013.
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center
Date: February 7, 2013