Server Technology (News - Alert), a leading provider of data center power monitoring technologies, announced an important update to their Sentry Power Manager (SPM) solution.
SPM, according to company officials, offers an affordable solution to measure, monitor and trend data center power at the rack or device level within a data center. The SPM solution provides the critical power information from IT equipment that data center management needs to make informed decisions about power and energy use.
The new SPM Version 5.0 is enhanced with an intuitive interface, world-class design and functionality. The new SPM solution improves CDU monitoring and management capabilities.
“A world class interface with a single pane of glass view to manage an entire cabinet power distribution (CDU) network, incredible new functionality and flexibility --data center professionals will be impressed with the significant innovations that we’ve made with this version of SPM,” said Brandon Ewing, president of Server Technology, in a statement.
With the new icon-based management functionality, the new version of SPM allows users to set up their own custom network operations center (NOC (News - Alert)) views for whatever they want to see – from global dashboard views down to each CDU, each cabinet, each location.
SPM allows users to manage their entire CDU network for discovery, setup, configuration and firmware upgrades. They can also receive e-mail alerts and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap forwarding and alarms. Additionally, SPM can monitor CDUs from APC, Raritan (News - Alert), Geist and others.
With the new Circuit and Line Management feature users can balance their 3-phase lines, mapping out and managing the physical infrastructure of their power systems feeding one or many cabinets, each with one or many CDUs, to provide information, contents, recent events and trends.
The SPM solution is also provided with improved scheduling, intelligent data filtering technology, automatic firmware upgrades, global thresholds, and integrated online help.
Recently Server Technology announced the release of Smart POPS (Per Outlet Power Sensing) CDU product family for data center power management. The solution meets the needs of data center managers who need individual device level power measurements with secure outlet power that is always on, company officials said.Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin