Posts Tagged ‘remote power control’

IP Power Switches Help to Cut Service Costs and Minimize Network Downtime

Friday, July 8th, 2011

When a server or router at a remote network equipment site suddenly ceases to function, in many cases it only takes a simple power reboot to get that troublesome server or router back up and running again. If the malfunctioning network device is located down the hall or in the room next door, then rebooting the device is pretty simple. But what if that router or server are located hundreds of miles away from the office, in a remote equipment rack or off-site data center? In cases like this, an IP power switch can provide network administrators with the ability to reboot unresponsive network elements at remote sites as easily as if that device was located in the office next door.

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Pros and cons of mini blades vs. full blades

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Out high amp C-19 power reboot switch is specifically designed to provide remote power control and management capabilities for blade servers and other high-amp rack mount devices.

There are a number of advantages to selecting blades for the server platform in the data center. Yet, there are many obstacles to fully realizing the benefits of this form factor. In this blog post, IT pro Rick Vanover explains the mini blade alternative.

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The blade server is great at face value in that there are additional management tools, a reduced space requirement and cost advantages. Many data centers can’t take advantage of blades due to the initial investment or the thought that the requirements would never populate the blades to the break-even cost point. Frequently, the break-even threshold is about 5 or 6 blades within a chassis.

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Data Center Power Like Cable: On Demand

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

For many power management applications, our outlet metered PDU can also provide a cheaper, simpler way to conserve power in the data center …

What if the energy needed to power data centers could be like the latest episode of “True Blood” — on demand? That’s the idea behind Power Assure, a startup founded three years ago that makes a software-as-a-service product that can ramp up and down the power consumption of data centers to coincide with the demand of its web company users. So, say, in the middle of the night, when few people are pinging its customers’ websites, Power Assure’s service can reduce energy consumption appropriately, and when there’s a sudden spike of traffic in the morning, the service can quickly ramp capacity back up.

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