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Data Center Power Management Technology Drives Energy Efficiency for Telecommunications Operations
Power management is a hot topic as of late as companies seek to optimize their computing power, while also reducing their carbon footprint and power consumption costs. Server Technology (News - Alert) offers a full range of solutions for the telecommunications space as networks are evolving at increasingly rapid rates.
Server Technology ensures mission critical reliability and remote data center power management solutions to promote optimal power management for telecommunications operations. The company offers solutions that enable telecommunications providers to reduce operational costs, “truck rolls” and customer network issues, while also improving network reliability, uptime and service.
With solutions from Server Technology, operators can monitor, manage and remotely operate their network to ensure data center power is conserved. The company offers a number of -48VDC remote power management solutions that many Tier 1 carriers are deploying in their Metro Ethernet networks today.
These -48 VDC solutions allow users to distribute power to all equipment in the rack; remotely reboot Core and Edge Ethernet switches; measure power loads in Amps at each DC power outlook block; and make available a variety of input and output amperages. This approach to data center power conservation can help an operator easily streamline operations and costs.
Operators can also improve Service Level Agreements (SLAs) as providers can resolve the Metro Ethernet issue before it affects SLAs and the charges that are associated with downtime. Solutions from Server Technology help operators to save on resolution time and the associated penalties, in addition to saving face with a dissatisfied customer. By addressing an issue before the customer is aware it exists, the operator streamlines the process and eliminates wasted time.
The remote power management and next generation wireless networks solutions offered by Server Technology ensure that operators can leverage the new deployment opportunities. Everything is now packetized with Ethernet switches deployed closer to the edge for voice and data. With the right tools in place, all elements can be optimized for maximum performance on the customer side.
Server Technology will also see to it that telecommunications providers can handle simple firmware and software downloads without interruptions in service. The ability to remotely reboot the Ethernet switches rather than sending in a field technician ensures these providers can save time and resources, while still delivering on customer expectations.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin
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