Power strip data collection device streamlines data center monitoring

Geist's Racknet-A power strip data collection device provides visibility to data from multiple power strips in one, centralized location.

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New from Geist (Fort Collins, CO), the Racknet-A power strip data collection device provides visibility to data from Geist power strips in one, centralized location, saving data center users from having to set up thousands of IP addresses on a production network. In addition, the company contends that users may save considerable space on network switches by plugging power strips directly into Racknet-A to centralize all data for efficient monitoring.

The Racknet-A features an intuitive, Web-based interface that displays, trends, and applies data for intelligent monitoring and management. The device communicates via SNMP, comes with 48 ports, and supports up to one thousand devices. In addition, Racknet-A offers alarms, notifications, trending features, and automatic reporting capabilities to give users all the required tools needed to run their data centers more effectively.

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"Racknet-A saves time by not having users set up all the IP addresses and it saves real estate on expensive network switches," explains Matt Lane, president of Geist DCiM. "Combining those favorable benefits with the already intuitive interface of the Racknet product line gives our users an effective Geist power strip management tool that can easily upgrade into a more comprehensive feature set."

The Racknet-A has the flexibility to act as a stand-alone system or integrate with a larger data center monitoring system via SNMP, BACnet, or oBIX. The device will be available for shipping starting August 1. For more information, call 1.877.449.4150 or visit www.geistglobal.com.

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