LAS VEGAS, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raritan, a leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and rack power distribution solutions, will be speaking on managing data center resources more efficiently in three different sessions at AFCOM Data Center World this week. One of the panel sessions will be moderated by IDC Research's expert on DCIM, and another will provide a first-hand account from a customer who has deployed DCIM. The third session focuses on how to safeguard data centers from new security threats in remote management systems embedded in most servers.
The two DCIM sessions will examine comprehensive solutions that are designed to provide better visibility, manageability and control over important data center resources. The sessions will explore what you need to know before deploying a DCIM solution and how to justify a DCIM project.
Ensuring a Successful DCIM Project: What You Need to Know
Tuesday, April 29, 9:45 to 10:45 am, Room Barbados A&B
James Cerwinski, Director of Software at Raritan, will join other DCIM experts in a panel discussion moderated by Jennifer Koppy, research manager for IDC's Datacenter Trends & Strategies.
How to select the most appropriate DCIM solution for your unique goals and what it takes to use DCIM to manage your data center effectively are among the questions this informative panel discussion will address.
How to Justify a DCIM Project to Management
Wednesday, April 30, 9:15 to 10:15 am, Room: St. Croix B
Presented by Joseph Keena, Manager of Data Center Operations at the University of Florida Health, and Raritan's James Cerwinski.
Today's complicated data center challenges can no longer be managed with spreadsheets and ad hoc home-grown databases. Learn how to justify a DCIM project to management by understanding how it can help you improve people efficiency, increase utilization of provisioned infrastructure, and improve data center capacity to reduce operating costs.
"DCIM solutions are gaining traction because they readily and visually provide key information and insight on end-to-end data center utilization and capacity, as well as help simplify the daily operations of moves, adds, and changes," says Cerwinski. "Our panel sessions should be of interest to those who are in the process of considering a DCIM solution."
In a third AFCOM session, Raritan will focus on the recent discovery of serious vulnerabilities in the remote management systems embedded in most servers, and steps that can be taken to safeguard data centers.
Hidden Security Vulnerabilities - Are your Servers Safe?
Tuesday, April 29, 11 am to noon, Room: Martinique A&B.
Presented by Richard Dominach, Senior Product Manager at Raritan
Security researchers have discovered serious vulnerabilities in the remote management systems embedded in most servers. These vulnerabilities can enable an attacker to take control of your server, even if it is powered down. Are you aware of these risks? Have you protected your infrastructure? This session will describe the vulnerabilities and recommend steps to safeguard your data center.
Raritan also will be showing, in Booth #1112, its extensive portfolio of rack iPDUs (intelligent power distribution units), DCIM software, KVM Switches and other solutions for managing data center resources efficiently.
Raritan is a proven innovator of energy and infrastructure management solutions for data centers of all sizes. In more than 50,000 locations worldwide, Raritan's award-winning hardware and software solutions – including intelligent rack PDUs and environment sensors; DCIM software; and KVM Switch products – provide IT and facility directors, managers and administrators with the control they need to increase power management efficiency, improve data center productivity and enhance operations. Based in Somerset, N.J., Raritan has offices worldwide serving customers in 76 countries. Visit us at Raritan.com, RaritanDCIM.com, or follow us on the Raritan blog.
Raritan is an active member of the Green Grid, Climate Savers Computing Initiative, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design associations. The EPA has recognized Raritan for its contribution to the agency's data center initiative. A number of top industry analyst firms also have recognized the company: Raritan was named a "Cool DCIM Vendor" by Gartner; a "Major DCIM player worldwide" by IDC; a "Strong Value DCIM Vendor" by EMA; and, "Key DCIM player" by TechNavio.
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