February 29, 2012
The days that data center managers could take power and usage for granted are long gone. A few years ago and continuing into 2012, the way organizations analyze and utilize energy in their data centers will continue to force industry changes in power efficiency and analytics. It has recently become common to see organizations grapple with increased power demands in the face of constrained capacity. This is evident considering that most data centers were designed for high performance and high availability, with little attention paid to power.
A recent experience at an enterprise level data center and current Raritan customer gave way to the perfect example of the control/access, infrastructure and intelligent power needs of future data centers and retro fitting data centers. Our customer use case was well thought out and planned to align with the organizations IT department to increase datacenter efficiency through access, control, power, and infrastructure management.