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Raritan Introduces New Family of Intelligent Rack PDUs for Managing Data Center Energy Costs and Server Uptime

15 июля 2011

Smart Racks, True kWh Energy Metering and Secure Outlet-level Switching - it is possible with New PX-2000 Series.  

With the introduction of the PX-2000, Raritan (Raritan.eu) today expanded the industry's largest portfolio of intelligent rack power distribution units (iPDUs) that make server racks a lot smarter.  Its built-in intelligence provides real-time monitoring of data center energy and loads, as well as environmental conditions when using optional plug-in sensors.
The PX-2000 outlet-switched rack iPDU measures energy usage at the PDU level and provides outlet-level switching to shut down and turn on IT equipment remotely.  PX-2000 models are available for 120V, 208V, three-phase 208V, three-phase 400V, 16A and less, 20A and 30A.
"The PX-2000 is a smart choice for companies that want accurate and continuous power monitoring in order to get to the heart of power issues -- such as identifying ways to reduce energy costs, orchestrating efficient cooling among racks, and optimizing capacity -- and that want advanced remote on/off switching and power sequencing capabilities," said Herman Chan, Director of Raritan's Energy Management Business.   "The PX-2000 is ideal for companies that want to take steps toward implementing Smart Racks,  and are interested in benchmarking how efficient their data centers operate using industry standards, such as PUE.”
The PX-2000, and Raritan's other intelligent rack PDUs, gather extensive and accurate power information, including data on voltage, current (Amps), power factor, apparent power (kVA), active power (kW), environmental temperature and humidity, pressure and airflow,  and energy consumption in kilowatt hours (kWh).  To make it easy for data center operators to view power activity, real-time information can be seen on the iPDU's LED display at the rack and remotely on the browser-based user interface.  User-configurable critical and non-critical power and environmental thresholds can be set, and alerts sent so data center managers can take corrective action.
PX delivers the industry's most accurate measurement -- with ISO/IEC +/- 1% billing-grade accuracy -- on the important kWh, which is the metric that shows actual power consumption; whereas other solutions only measure current (Amps) or determine kWh through calculations and assumptions, instead of real-time measurement.   
All PX models are fully supported by Raritan's Power IQ® energy management software that provides additional monitoring and management capabilities to show which devices are consuming the most energy, whether power conservation efforts are working, and if there are hot spots or over-cooled areas.  Enterprise-wide data gathered by Raritan's intelligent PDUs, third-party rack PDUs, and in-line meters enables Power IQ's analytics to calculate and chart active power, energy consumption, cost and carbon footprint for servers and other IT devices. Also available are optional environmental sensors that are automatically detected and displayed as soon as they are plugged into a PX-2000 model.  Raritan's sensors track temperature and humidity at the rack to help eliminate over cooling and hot spots.
PX-2000 is available worldwide starting today from Raritan's channel partners.

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