Chatsworth Products Acquires Epicenter

Data center equipment maker Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) today beefed up its portfolio of data center management tools with the acquisition of Epicenter Inc., a Westborough, Mass. company specializing in KVM (keyboard-video-mouse) management solutions.  

The deal continues a series of deals in which vendors targeting the data center have focused on acquiring tools and software to help customers manage their increasingly complex data center environments. Epicenter’s systems measure data center performance metrics such as compute per watt, and provide centralized cross-platform management of servers, network and storage.

Epicenter was founded in 1988, and its technology has been installed at more than 1,000 enterprises in 15 countries. The company markets its Centerline and Centerpoint solutions through distributors and OEM partners.

“With the integration of Epicenter technology, CPI can now further address today’s urgent customer needs regarding data center power and cooling with one of the most comprehensive solution sets of hardware and software on the market,” Chatsworth said in its announcement, adding that its goals is to help customers “make a future-proof data center infrastructure a reality.”

Epicenter will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of CPI and Epicenter’s products are available immediately through CPI’s global network of distributors.

CPI is based in Westlake Village, Calif., and has manufacturing facilities in Chatsworth, Calif.; Georgetown, Texas, New Bern, N.C. and the Asia Pacific region, as well as international offices in Mexico, China and the United Kingdom.

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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.

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