For those IT managers wishing they had the ability to manage all the power in their global network from one location and interface, Server Technology has the solution.
“If you are like most data center managers, you are faced with a variety of challenges within the computer room whether it be understanding where and how power is being used within your computer room, power redundancy paths, cabinet level capacity, planning and management and even your own company’s green initiatives,” explained Marc Eisenberg, enterprise systems manager for Server Technology (News - Alert), in a recent video.
To overcome these challenges, one can rely on the Sentry Power Manager – a solution that helps managers address data center power related challenges by measuring, monitoring and trending power at the server cabinet level.
Server Technology, which designs and manufactures products to reduce downtime and improve data center power management, argues that SPM is “the most accurate system that can measure and monitor your power usage,” according to Server Technology.
SPM gives you the data you need to make critical decisions regarding power efficiency, reliability, carbon footprint, temperature and humidity, all right at the rack level. SPM is capable of providing a central interface to access multiple network monitored Sentry power distribution units; giving a global view of all Sentry CDUs and ability to view devices based on temperature, humidity, current and device status; and controlling all networked Sentry cabinet power distribution units and controlling Sentry Per Outlet Power Sensing (POPS) CDU on a per outlet basis.
“Sentry Power Manager is currently being used in networks at some of the world’s largest companies,” Brandon Siri, senior marketing representative for Server Technology, told TMCnet in a recent interview. “With well over 225 installations of SPM in companies all over the world, SPM in conjunction with Sever Technology CDUs is allowing those businesses to gather the critical data they need to make smarter business decisions regarding their data centers.”
The data center power company also created a solution that relies on industry standard SOAP and REST API tools to act as a middleware solution, which allows it to provide power monitoring, management and control solutions down to the device and branch circuit level. It also can monitor alarm condition, power consumption and kW and KW-hour information for billing, power monitoring, trending and power reports.
“It is a versatile system,” said Eisenberg.
Server Technology offers a lot of Webex Demos of the SPM. Contact a Server Technology power expert to schedule your engineer guided demo at 1-775-284-2000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
In just a few days, on March 10, Server Technology will demonstrate its data center power products at the Data Center Dynamics show happening in New York on March 10. Attendees can stop by and visit the company’s booth to learn more about the need for reliable, efficient and intelligent power distribution in the data center.Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin