, which provides power distribution units and power measurement and monitoring
solutions, has introduced the Sentry Power Manager
(SPM) version 4.3.2. The upgrade supports Per Inlet Power Sensing (PIPSTM) and Cabinet Power Distribution Units (CDUs), and it features integrated FTP server for automated upgrades of CDU firmware.
The SPM solution monitors, measures, and manages data center power to help data centers control their power usage and achieve green initiative goals. PIPSTM devices monitor power in-feed information and offer a cost-effective, accurate alternative to complex branch circuit monitoring at the remote power panel. Power information per in-feed encompasses current, voltage, power, apparent power, crest factor, reactance, power factor, and accumulated energy.
“We’re excited about the continued improvements made within our CDU products and the ability for Sentry Power Manager, our power monitoring and measurement solution, to support them,” said Brandon Ewing, president of Server Technology (News - Alert). Ewing pointed out that the new version with PIPSTM support provides a new level of information at the inlet level. The accuracy provided can help data center professionals manage mission-critical operations more efficiently and cost effectively.
“We’ve proven that measuring at the inlet level is significantly more accurate than measuring at the Remote Power Panel level,” said Ewing. The downloadable version of SPM also functions as an integrated FTP server for automated CDU firmware upgrades. Each CDU compares the firmware version on the CDU with the version stored in the FTP server within SPM, and the CDU’s firmware is upgraded accordingly.
“Through our customer-driven innovation process and superior engineering, we continue to expand the capabilities of our Sentry Power Manager solution. When used in combination with our cabinet power distribution units, SPM is the most comprehensive and affordable solution available today to measure, monitor and trend power and environmental information in your data center,” said Ewing.
The latest SPM version supports larger device deployments and new scheduling options for database maintenance, backups, outlet control, and device discovery, and it has options for daily, weekly, or monthly reports. It also supports third-party power distribution units. Other features are improved logging and environmental monitoring control unit support for additional temperature, humidity, dry contact, and water sensor monitoring.
In other news, Server Technology recently released 18 new CDUs, adding 120 products to its product line with the various options available for the new products.Andrew Litz brings more than 20 years of experience in publishing to his role as Web Editor at TMC (News - Alert), where he covers cloud computing, networking, and other related areas. Previously, Andrew served as a technical editor for a leading analyst firm providing research and advisory services to users of information technology, as well as providing editorial support to the IEEE (News - Alert), a global professional society in the areas of electrical engineering and electronics. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
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