Graybar will sell Raritan's intelligent rack power distribution units (PDUs) and environmental sensors, as well as Power IQ energy management software that helps track, analyze and generate reports on rack capacity, energy usage and thermal analytics. Graybar will also distribute Raritan's KVM portfolio for managing servers and other IT equipment securely from a single dashboard.
"Raritan is a great fit into the Graybar portfolio of data center solutions," said Steve Stone, Graybar's vice president of comm/data. "Power monitoring is incredibly important to data center owners and operators. The Raritan Power IQ platform fits well with a comprehensive solution, consolidating power analytics gathered at the cabinet-level and reporting the data in a meaningful way to identify opportunities for increased energy efficiency."
Raritan's products will expand Graybar's existing portfolio of products that support rapid, efficient deployment of data centers.
"We are excited to work with Graybar, a company that has extensive and outstanding experience in helping data center customers create efficient and secure power and network infrastructures," said Gary Marks, senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Raritan. "With energy becoming one of the most expensive items in a data center and with capacity for growth as a rising concern in many data centers, customers will find answers and benefit from our relationship."