SINGAPORE, 18 May 2011 – Raritan, a provider of data centre solutions, has added to its portfolio of solutions new products – Environmental and Asset Management Controller and Smart Asset tags, which is said to add intelligence to data centre rack space.
According to a statement by Raritan, the “first-of-its-kind” products provide innovative ways to track IT assets and air pressure as well as airflow and cooling in data centre racks, which advance data centre infrastructure management activities such as monitoring data centre energy, capacity ,changes, and environment, and tracking IT and facility assets.
"The rack just got a lot smarter so that data centres can be managed more efficiently and run optimally," said Herman Chan, director of Raritan's power management business.
Chan added: "Data centres have evolved into complex ecosystems requiring a new level of monitoring and care. In addition to traditional uptime goals, data centre managers now need to efficiently manage IT assets, capacity, changes, events, rack environment, power, energy and carbon. It all boils down to having the right management and feedback tools to support the care and feeding of IT assets in racks."
Cost savings, energy management and optimised operations are said to be some of the benefits of more-thorough management of physical infrastructures.
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