The first Cisco Live event of 2011 didn't disappoint. Held in London from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, the show gave tens of thousands of IT professionals the ability to network with their colleagues, while also educating themselves on some of the latest trends in the technology space.
Moreover, the semi-annual event gave Cisco (News - Alert) partners the opportunity to show off a number of newly-introduced solutions that are optimized specifically for Cisco products.
Nevada-based Server Technology (News - Alert), a provider of data center power management products, led this charge by unveiling several new solutions that are capable of powering Cisco's Unified Computing Systems (UCS).
Brandon Ewing, president of Server Technology, said that the company's suite of Cabinet Power Distribution Units (CDUs) can effectively reduce data center infrastructure costs, especially in environments with high-density blade servers. Ewing specifically mentioned Cisco's new line of Nexus 7000 chassis as a perfect fit for Server Technology's CDUs.
"Our big introduction here at the show is support for the new Cisco switches that require 60 amps and above for their new Nexus 7000 and 7010 [chassis]," Ewing said while on the floor of Cisco Live.
Server Technology's new line of solutions will "continue to provide that same functionality for vertical power distribution products for the data center," he added.
Ewing further noted in a press release that Server Technology's data center power management solutions can help organizations lower their total cost of ownership while increasing their "business agility."
The company's CDUs accomplish this feat by virtually eliminating downtime, reducing the number of power drops and enhancing data center power management, monitoring and control, according to the company's website. These benefits are achieved through the remote visibility of power utilization and environmental conditions, temperature and humidity measurements and email notifications on cabinet conditions and branch circuits, among others.
For more information on Server Technology's role at Cisco Live, check out the video below, or head to the company’s website.
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