Server Technology Launches Sentry Power Manager (SPM) v5.2 Rack-Level Data Center Power Management with Exclusive Predictive Analytics, New Cabinet Redundancy and Capacity Planning Features

SPM is Industry's Only Rack-Level Power Monitoring and Management Solution for Mission Critical Data Center Operations

Sep 12, 2012, 07:00 ET from Server Technology Inc.

RENO, Nev., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Server Technology, experts in producing the highest quality data center rack mount power distribution units and power monitoring solutions, announced today the launch of the newest version of its data center power monitoring and management solution, Sentry Power Manager (SPM).  'This is a very exciting new version of SPM because of the unique predictive trending analysis," said Brandon Ewing, president of Server Technology. "We've listened to our data center customers in developing this feature and now they will really have the critical power information from IT equipment to make informed decisions about power and energy use. SPM can actually show them the right choices to make for improved energy efficiency," said Ewing.

"Our data center power customers will be able to use the predictive trending analysis to view and analyze past and future data related to all aspects of cabinet power – total system, circuits, lines, locations, zones and temperature," said Calvin Nicholson, Server Technology's Director of Software and Firmware. "Customers can overlay trend types and will immediately see a "red alert" if future trends cross currently set thresholds for power or environmental conditions. This new version of SPM also delivers a new capacity planning tool and new redundancy functionality – all key benefits to data center professionals," said Nicholson. "The capacity planning device management tool lets you run reports by available capacity, or "U" space. The redundancy tool lets the user see if the power provided to the cabinet will keep devices powered if either the A or B power source is lost," added Nicholson.

Server Technology's SPM features patented SNAP technology, enabling true "Plug & Play" functionality and the ability to easily manage hundreds or thousands of PDUs across the data center enterprise from a single management console. The SNAP feature lets customers take a PDU out of the box, plug it into the SPM network and the system will auto discover and configure the unit. Data center customers will immediately start receiving power and environmental information through SPM's world class user interface and popular "single pane of glass" dashboard view.

SPM, as either an appliance or a virtual version, can serve as a user interface to cabinet power information and/or as a middleware solution, integrating with a variety of existing data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions. SPM provides data center power and environmental information via an Application Programming Interface (API), supporting SNMPv3. Additionally, SPM can monitor PDUs from APC, Raritan, Geist and others. To learn more about SPM, visit

About Server Technology
Server Technology's experts produce the highest quality rack mount power distribution and monitoring solutions that help manage power capacity, reduce downtime and improve energy efficiency.  The leading innovator since 1984, Server Technology created the intelligent cabinet  PDU market and holds the largest number of patents in that industry. Serving the Data Center and Carrier markets, Server Technology offers the most extensive selection of cabinet PDUs to manage power usage for servers, storage and network equipment.  Server Technology gives IT and Infrastructure Professionals the control to make accurate capacity planning decisions, reduce risks, and meet energy efficiency goals.

About Sentry Power Manager (SPM)
SPM is a power monitoring, measurement and management solution designed to help data centers monitor and manage their power usage and achieve their green initiative goals. SPM is engineered for monitoring and managing multiple devices in IP-based enterprise networks. SPM provides a global view of power distribution units with the ability to monitor, trend and report on temperature, humidity, current and device status.


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