Avocent - Power Management

By: Avocent  05/12/2011
Keywords: management software, Data Center, Power Consumption

Avocent's Power Management Solution provides you with the tools you need to monitor energy consumption, costs and trends across all levels within the data center and remote locations.

Why is power management important? A hint: It’s green.

And that's not just the color of money, although that is important. Responsible power consumption in the data center is just one of the ways an organization can give back to its constituents and customers. The savings can be passed along, as well as the positive impact on the environment. It's a win-win situation. Here’s how organizations like yours are using Avocent’s Power Management Solution to realize greater efficiencies in the data center:

Monitor Usage – Individual assets to company-wide. Power consumption can be monitored and reported at any level of granularity needed, from individual PDUs and racks to rows of racks, the data center, even the entire company.

Control Power RemotelyManage from anywhere, anytime. Out-of-band, remote management for all Avocent power-controlled devices, select 3rd party PDUs and power management of IPMI- enabled servers.

Control Capacity – Use power more efficiently. Real-time and historical data give you insight into how to best set thresholds and alerts, plus plan for growth.

Pinpoint Problem Areas – Get tighter command over the power guzzlers. By identifying the highest users of power, from the rack to the center to the company, you can calculate and compare expenses by area and trend.

Chargeback Power Costs – Make power a tangible part of budget considerations. With detailed monitoring down to the individual outlet and device, you can understand how many data center resources a particular department is using and what percentage of the total power they should be responsible for funding.

Optimize Uptime – Ensure service levels are maintained. It could be as simple as automatically disabling unused outlets on a power strip to control usage on a rack. Or as detailed as setting power thresholds on racks and centers that produce online notifications for management reaction.

Power Management Solution Products

DSView® 3 Management Software

Control and Access Centrally – The first step to management is to centralize. DSView 3 Software provides secure, remote, consolidated, out-of-band management through a single-centralized interface. The software provides control of the KVM and serial appliances (server and network access), control of the PDUs (power cycle access), and service processors (IPMI and vendor solution access).

Keywords: Data Center, management software, Power Consumption

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