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Data Center Power: Server Technology Releases SPM Management Pack
Even after releasing a total of 220 new products this year and, most recently, unveiling the Sentry Power Manager 5.0, data center power monitoring company Server Technology (News - Alert) is showing no signs of slowing down. Today, the company unveiled the Sentry Power Manager (SPM) Management Pack for the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.
“This comprehensive integration of SPM, our data center power measurement and monitoring solution, with System Center Operations Manager 2007, gives data center professionals a comprehensive dashboard view to manage their networked cabinet power distribution units (CDUs), including all alerts, alarms and power and environmental information,” said Calvin Nicholson, senior director of software and firmware development. “It’s an incredibly effective and scalable solution for data center power monitoring and capacity planning needs.”
The Server Technology SPM management pack boasts an SPM Application Program Interface (API) which allows consumers to enjoy graphical measuring, monitoring and trending of data center power through the data center enterprise.
When SPM reports critical rack-level events, configured data in SPM is made available through Microsoft’s (News - Alert) System Center Operations Manager to support decisions for improving data center uptime, increasing energy efficiency, reducing operating costs and minimizing carbon footprint. SPM’s API has the capability to communicate data center information to existing management operations systems, such as System Center Operations Manager, according to company officials.
“Customers will benefit from this addition of monitoring within System Center Operations Manager," said Andrew Conway, director of product management, Microsoft System Center. “SPM and System Center Operations Manager will help maximize your IT staff’s productivity,” said Conway.
To download the SPM management pack for Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager, click here.
In other company news, Server Technology is gearing up for DataCenter Dynamics Washington D.C., an event that provides an opportunity to come to grips with the latest in mission-critical infrastructure and networks with professionals from across the sector.
“We attend DCD Washington DC because it’s the perfect show for getting in front of key data center professionals in the greater Maryland, DC, Virginia area,” Brandon Siri, senior marketing representative for Server Technology, told TMCnet. “We see a good blend of private and governmental customers attending this event. With the record number of new products we’ve been releasing this year, we are excited to spread the word about what’s new here at Server Tech and how it will benefit the data center community as a whole.”
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Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
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