SOMERSET, N.J., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raritan, a leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and rack power distribution solutions, introduced new versions of its three-phase intelligent rack power distribution units (iPDUs) to support data center equipment with multiple power supplies, such as blade and 1U servers, large network switches and routers, and storage devices.
The circuits on the V2 models of Raritan's three-phase PX iPDU are uniquely laid out so each of the three circuits is both on the top and bottom half of the PDU -- providing data center professionals more flexibility to plug in their high-density devices and streamline cabling in equipment racks. In contrast, balancing the electricity load across all three circuits using a traditional three-phase PDU requires some power cords from devices high in the rack to be plugged into outlets at the bottom of the PDU, and devices at the bottom of the rack to be plugged into outlets at the top of the PDU -- making for messy wiring.
"It's a simple idea that makes it easier to plug devices in, while also balancing the load across phases on a single PDU," said David Wood, Director of Power Management Solutions at Raritan. "We do the complex wiring inside the rack PDU to enable simpler wiring outside the rack PDU -- making for easier server power cable routing and a cleaner installation. Plus, our iPDUs provide an intelligent platform for reliable power delivery and smart monitoring of power, energy, temperature, humidity, airflow, and pressure -- all with an easy-to-use web interface."
Smartest rack PDUs
Raritan's rack iPDU portfolio is the largest in the industry and includes single-phase, three-phase, high power (400V), outlet-metered, outlet-switched, and unswitched rack PDUs and inline power meters to meet the needs of diverse IT environments. The intelligence built into Raritan iPDUs provides real-time, outlet-level monitoring of data center energy and loads, as well as monitoring of environmental conditions when using optional plug-and-play sensors. Raritan iPDUs are available with Ethernet; and, optional Wi-Fi networking may be added. Raritan iPDUs also are available in 10 vibrant colors; data center professionals use color PDUs and cables to save time in identifying and locating power distribution pathways and to differentiate between multiple PDUs in a rack.
All of Raritan's iPDUs are fully supported by Raritan's Power IQ® energy management software that provides additional monitoring and management capabilities to show which devices are consuming the most energy, whether power conservation efforts are working, and if there are hot spots or over-cooled areas. Enterprise-wide data gathered by Raritan's intelligent PDUs, third-party rack PDUs, and in-line meters enable Power IQ's analytics to calculate and chart active power, energy consumption, cost and carbon footprint for servers and other IT devices.
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 sensors; DCIM and energy management software; and access and control 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 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; "Key DCIM player" by TechNavio, and "New Product Innovation Award" winner by Frost & Sullivan.
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