As part of a data center refurbishment, the J.R. Simplot data center management team wanted to improve energy efficiency to meet corporate green initiatives. They also wanted to increase IT rack density, be better able to troubleshoot equipment and put in systems to manage potential risks. To improve energy efficiency and provide more power to IT racks they converted from 120 to 240 volt AC single-phase power. They also installed energy management software and intelligent rack PDUs with outlet-level power monitoring to add remote energy management, power monitoring of individual devices, environmental monitoring and sophisticated and accurate power usage reports and analytics.
More than 5,000 German pharmacies depend on LAUER-FISCHER GmbH's managed and online services. 100+ servers, networking switches and routers form its IT infrastructure, plus an additional 30 servers for developing and testing new solutions. LAUER-FISCHER chose Raritan Paragon II KVM switches and user stations to help manage their entire infrastructure.
F5 Network's main product development lab houses the work of 25 separate technology teams and provides access to more than 300 developers and testers, who constantly test and deploy new software services while shuffling equipment in and out of the lab. But when the lab began running out of power and cooling capacity, it decided Raritan's DCIM energy monitoring software, Power IQ, and environmental sensors were best suited to address the challenges they were facing. This deployment of Raritan's software and environmental sensors has produced a marked reduction in energy consumption and an increase in total capacity.
AOL needed accurate power measurements of their servers, routers and switches to improve their data centers’ overall energy efficiency. They also wanted to measure energy consumption at each power outlet, so they could gather an accurate picture of their energy usage. Raritan answered their challenge with a solution that provided management, charting and reporting capabilities, and more.
As one of the largest broadcasters in the U.S., Raycom Media owns and operates 46 television stations in 36 markets – serving more than 12 percent of U.S. television households. Raycom wanted to improve how it manages and maintains its broadcast equipment and distributes time-sensitive programming content to its growing roster of television stations – while keeping operations costs down. They turned to Raritan for an advanced, highly-available access-and-control solution that could deliver improved operations in both its Charlotte NOC and remote station locations.
Molex needed a more responsive way to manage their Asia Pacific data center servers. In addition, they wanted to move to a lights-out data center for added security. Raritan switches, console servers and PDUs were used to provide integrated remote management of servers and other devices, and Molex now enjoys simplified maintenance, increased uptime and improved security.
Choice Hotels International, one of the largest lodging companies in the word, moves its global reservation system to a 'lights-out' colocation center and uses Raritan iPDUs, environmental sensors, DCIM, and KVM-over-IP to monitor mission critical services and manage its servers and data center infrastructure.
EPAM Systems, one of the largest developers of custom project software and one of the leading players in the field of IT consulting in central and eastern Europe, needed to ensure prompt, secure and reliable access to servers in its data center with the ability to remotely install software from connected drives and media. See how they accomplished this – and more – with the help of Raritan’s KVM-over-IP solution.
Duane Morris squeezed every possible benefit out of its new data center by installing Dominion KX KVM-over-IP, Paragon II Cat5 KVM, and CommandCenter Secure Gateway. Results: secure, lights-out operation, anytime, anywhere access with a single-sign on, and an analog KVM backup that allowed IT staff to work on servers even during scheduled network outages.