For those who want to save the environment, a common theme is to save power. They share this passion with company leaders and data center managers who notice the drain on resources generated by the data center. As a result, technologies that allow a reduction in the consumption in data center power tend to gain attention.
In a recent interview with Poonam Kumar, Sanjay Motwani, the sales director of India and Southeast Asia at Raritan (News - Alert), was featured in a Business World posting that focused on saving power and the impact in the marketplace. The IT infrastructure management solutions provider offers a power distribution unit that can be deployed in offices and homes to save power.
A U.S.-based entity, Raritan has had a presence in India for the last nine years. Its core tools are available with Regional Database on Pollution (RDB/P) so that IT can easily log into a computer with remote access and troubleshoot when a problem emerges. If a server crashes, they can load it remotely and port it remotely, ensuring no one has to encounter downtime.
The company has recently extended its portfolio into the data center space, offering power management capabilities. Its latest introduction into the market has been with power management in iPDUs. These intelligent power distribution units are IP-based so that servers can be easily accessed from anywhere in the world. It also allows for the recycling of power. Thanks to a built-in analytics system, companies can also measure data center power consumption over a period of time to determine whether or not it has been over-utilized or under-utilized.
With Raritan’s offering, companies are able to measure power behind each and every server. This power is measured at a given point of time. Working with Raritan tools, the company can identify the under-utilized servers over the past two to six months. Once they are identified, they can be set aside as spare servers and no longer drain power resources or the budget.
One example shared by Kumar is an R&D lab where engineers may keep the servers on Friday night and have it come back on Monday morning. Once the spare servers have been located, they can be switched off on Friday night and back on Monday morning, savings on costly electricity. With remote capabilities, the timing can be set from anywhere, keeping power savings a primary focus.
Knowledge is power and once the data center manager and key leaders of the organization understand the impact the data center has on current resources and how best to manage that strain, power can be reduced and money saved.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson