Posts Tagged ‘current consumption monitor’

An IP Power Switch that Also Helps Keeps You Better Informed

Monday, November 28th, 2011

An IP power switch can provide network administrators with the ability to control power switching and reboot functions at remote network equipment sites without the need for a constant human presence at the remote site, or an expensive service call every time power needs to be switched or rebooted. But in addition to that valuable function, and IP power switch can also help to keep network administrators better informed regarding conditions and events at the remote network equipment site.

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Control and Switch Power at Remote Network Equipment Sites without the Road Trip!

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Ask any network engineer, and they’ll probably tell you that the task of keeping network equipment up and running and ready for use can be an extremely challenging assignment at times. It’s hard enough to keep servers and routers in good health if they’re located on-site, a short walk down the hall from your office, but if those critical network elements are located off-site, at distant data centers and remote network equipment cabinets, the job can prove to be even more of a challenge.

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There are Two Ways to Reboot Remote Network Devices – The Hard Way and the Easy Way

Friday, September 9th, 2011

When managing vital network devices located at remote data centers and offsite equipment cabinets, even simple tasks can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Often even routine remedies for common network problems, such as power reboot operations, can take on a whole different dimension due to the remote location of the network equipment site, and the amount of time and trouble that it takes to travel to the site in person. A simple power reboot, that might take two minutes to accomplish on a server or router located at your office, can require days when the server or router is located miles from the central office, at a distant network equipment site or offsite data center.

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The Ideal Remote Reboot Unit for Your Network Power Management Application

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

There are many factors to take into consideration when selecting a remote reboot unit for an offsite data center or remote network equipment rack. Obviously, an ideal remote reboot solution should provide administrators with the ability to perform remote power switching and reboot functions via IP or dial-up connection, but a high quality remote reboot unit can also perform other power management and monitoring tasks that can help to streamline the process of managing remote network equipment.

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A Remote Power Switch Should do More than Simple Reboot Operations

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Most network administrators already know that a remote power switch (http://www.wti.com/c-1-power-reboot-switches.aspx) can be used to control power reboot and switching functions at remote network equipment sites, but sometimes, administrators need more functionality than simple remote power reboots. A well designed, full featured remote power switch should be able to do more than just provide remote reboot and power control capabilities; a good remote power switch should also be able to monitor rack temperature, current consumption, power supply instability and other factors at remote network equipment installation sites.

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Remote Reboot Units Help Busy Network Administrators to Conserve Valuable Time

Friday, July 29th, 2011

In most cases, network administrators generally have a fairly busy work schedule; their days are already filled with firmware updates, security concerns and responding to user complaints and questions. In a fast paced work environment like this, the last thing that a network administrator needs is a long field trip to deal with an unresponsive network element located at some off-site data center or remote network equipment rack. When a server or router at a remote site fails and disrupts network communication, often the problem can be solved by a simple power reboot, but unless the data center or equipment rack includes a remote reboot unit, that simple power reboot often means a long journey to the equipment site, just to flip a power switch off and back on again.

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