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Energy Company Stays Online During Oilfield Power Failure

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Challenge:

One of worlds’ largest oil companies has the mission-critical task of monitoring sensors across large scale oil field deployments. The company’s oil field monitoring equipment and servers must be up 24/7, so redundant power circuits are used whenever possible. The oil company has many single-power-supply network devices that must always be running. Because they are single power supply, if the UPS is taken down, they will also lose power to critical network elements.

The company was looking for a way to provide dual power to network elements and monitoring devices in case of UPS issues. Also, the NOC of the facility wanted the ability to reboot these critical devices and sensors remotely at all times.

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Picking the Right Remote Power Control Switch Product for Your Application

Friday, July 15th, 2011

A remote control power switch installed at an offsite data center or remote equipment rack can provide network administrators with a handy assortment of power control and power management capabilities that simplify the task of managing remote network elements and keeping track of conditions at remote network equipment sites. Although the most common use for a remote control power switch is to reboot unresponsive devices, a full-featured remote control power switch can also perform a number of other handy functions, such as scheduling power up and power down times for remote devices, performing power load-shedding and recovery during peak power consumption times and tracking rack temperature and current consumption.

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