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Data Center Power Update: Sentry Power Manager Gets Upgrade
"This new version will provide a whole new level of data, information and features to help data center professionals manage their mission critical operations," said Brandon Ewing, president of Server Technology (News - Alert), in a statement.
Ewing said that through the company’s customer-driven innovation process and superior engineering, the company continues to expand the capabilities of its Sentry Power Manager solution.
“When used in combination with our cabinet power distribution units, SPM is the most comprehensive solution available today to measure, monitor and trend power and environmental information in your data center - right at the device level," he said.
Officials with Server Technology said that the latest version of SPM supports the company’s patented Per Inlet Power Sensing (PIPSTM) devices as well as providing support for third-party power distribution units (PDUs), including APC, Geist and Raritan (News - Alert).
Company officials claimed that Server Technology's revolutionary PIPSTM devices accurately monitor the power in-feed information, providing an extremely cost-effective and accurate alternative to complex branch circuit monitoring at the Remote Power Panel (RPP).
"We put a lot of new features and functionality in this version," said Calvin Nicholson, senior director of software and strategic alliances.
Nicholson said that the most important new features are the support of the PIPS product, the PUE reporting availability, the syslog support and the ability to schedule outlet control, device discovery and database maintenance options.
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As the need to balance current and future IT requirements against resource consumption becomes more urgent, the data center industry increasingly views capacity planning as a way of achieving a critical component to planning a new build or retrofit. Data center capacity planning can be a complex undertaking with far-reaching strategic and operational implications. DCD Intelligence has therefore compiled this White Paper in order to share some industry insights and lessons on the practical steps that are needed to develop a successful power and capacity planning strategy.[Read More]
Server Technology had the recent opportunity, along with other partner companies, to participate in discussions across the globe with data center IT and facility managers as part of a road show seminar: Data Center Energy and Operational Efficiency.[Read More]
The demand for more power in the computer cabinet has led many data centers to upgrade to three phase power distribution. Proper three phase power distribution has traditionally meant dividing up power up into multiple branches within the rack PDU (Power Distribution Unit). In this paper we will explore the advantages of a new, less common approach to PDU design by means of alternating each phase on a per-receptacle basis instead of a per branch basis.[Read More]
Increasing powering and cooling demands within the data center have been the topics of choice for Data Center (DC) and Facility Managers for several years now. Increased power demands are a result of the need for more compute power and higher density devices have resulted. These high density installations include stacks and stacks of servers and the trend of implementing blade servers within these server "farms." Cooling problems are a direct result of the increased power demands based on the simple fact that more power increases the demand for cooling.[Read More]