Avocent Adds Power Tracking Module

Avocent Corporation (AVCT) is introducing power management capabilities to its data center management software, the company said today. DSView 3 Power Manager is a “plug-in” software module for Avocent’s DSView 3 that allows users to monitor and measure the power consumption and energy usage of IT equipment in their data centers.

“The power management plug-in addresses the three major Cs – consumption, capacity and cost,” said Ashish Moondra, product manager for DSView 3. “We gather power consumption information from rack PDUs (power distribution units), so it’s available for all different levels of the data center.”

DSView 3 Power Manager adds the ability to gather and aggregate power information from a power distribution unit, rack, or row of racks, to help data center managers improve operating efficiencies and reduce energy costs.

“As we broaden our infrastructure management footprint in the data center we aim to bring greater granularity and control over power and cooling problems, allowing more accurate planning of IT infrastructure and budgets,” said Dave Perry, executive vice president and general manager of Avocent.

The DSView 3 Power Manager aggregates electrical usage by kilowatt (kW) and converts it into kilowatt hours (kWh)

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.