SharkRack, Raritan Partner on Power

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Data center equipment manufacturer SharkRack will partner with Raritan Inc. to provide customers better insight and control of energy usage at the device level, the companies said Tuesday. The new partnership is targeting organizations seeking to optimize power management for Cisco networking switches and blade servers from a variety of manufacturers.

SharkRack plans to add Raritan cabinet distribution units (CDUs) into its T2 and Integrity line cabinets as a bundled product, and will also be adding Raritan products to its stand-alone lines. The combined solution will provide organizations with power information on individual servers and other devices, as well as rack-level temperature data, the companies said. The solution also enables remote shutdown of IT equipment, which can help companies implement energy policies, such as turning off specific servers when not in use.

“We believe that many enterprise customers could benefit from Raritan’s best-of-breed product offerings,” says Seth Schalet, President of SharkRack. “We are pleased to partner with Raritan on this effort and we look forward to the success of this new partnership.”

“By adding Raritan’s power intelligence to SharkRack’s intelligent infrastructure racks, organizations can benefit by having the most advanced tools available to better understand the power dynamics in their data centers,” said Gary Marks, VP of Sales and Marketing at Raritan. “Customers can use this information, not readily available before, to take steps to improve operations uptime and energy efficiency.”

SharkRack is a leading provider of enclosures and physical infrastructure solutions. Raritan provides tools for power management, infrastructure management, KVM and serial solutions for data centers.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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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