Data center management specialist Raritan Inc. today announced a strategic alliance with technology outsourcing frim Capgemini U.S. , which will focus on solutions to help data center customers reduce their energy costs.
Raritan and Capgemini will join their resources to support Capgemini's Technology Services' Network, Operations and Infrastructure Services evolution (NOISe) service, which helps customers optimize their current IT environments. Specifically, Capgemini will use Raritan's PowerIQ energy management software, intelligent power distribution units (PDUs), environmental sensors, and the dcTrack IT asset and infrastructure management software.
"With Raritan's solutions, we'll be able to provide our clients with visibility into their data center operations with detailed insight of IT assets and power consumption, as well as the capability to deliver secure control of IT assets from any location," said Joseph Coyle, vice president, Capgemini North America Technology Services. "Our alliance with Raritan is another example of how Capgemini provides innovative technologies which help clients improve the way they manage and grow their IT infrastructures and businesses."
The new alliance will seek to:
- Identify underutilized and inefficient servers in order to reduce IT footprints and costs.
- Use real-time information on power-related issues - ranging from IT energy costs to carbon emissions generated by IT devices to rack capacity - to take corrective actions and track improvements.
- Save energy by enabling customers to schedule servers to be "turned on" for additional processing power during peak work periods, then "turned off."
- Track and collect data center temperature and humidity information to eliminate hotspots, cool IT racks optimally, and obtain early warning signs of potential equipment problems.
"Our alliance with Capgemini, which has broad technology implementation experience and deep knowledge of clients' strategic challenges, is a significant validation of our strategy and our hardware and software offerings," said Gary Marks, Raritan's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Americas. "Our customers are being pressed to do more with less, while resolving issues created by datacenter sprawl. Working together we can help solve many of the key issues facing data centers today."
Raritan hardware and software solutions are used in more than 50,000 locations worldwide. The company is based in Somerset, N.J., and has offices serving 76 countries.