One of the most common challenges in data centers today, especially as we hear more about growth in edge computing, is the management of white space. White space is generally made of up many cabinets, and inside these cabinets are many devices. The sheer number of these devices encourages the development of a very effective remote management strategy.
Chatsworth Products (CPI) eConnect® Power Distribution Units (PDUs) provide an integrated cabinet level management solution that includes power management, environmental management and integrated access control. They also provide key information about voltage, current, power and energy consumption at the input level, the branch circuit level and even down to the outlet level.
This information gathered and trended over time can help data center managers take steps to reduce IT equipment consumption, as well as optimize the usage of their upstream cooling and electrical infrastructure.
Other capabilities include:
- Power Management: Allows user to turn on, turn off or recycle power to any individual IT equipment, which helps with provisioning of equipment at the time of initial install.
- Environmental Management: Connection of temperature and humidity sensors help detect hot spots and ensure availability of IT equipment.
- Electronic Access Control: Allows only certain users to enter the cabinet and provides an audit trail that helps to ensure compliance.
To learn more about how CPI eConnect PDUs can help you simplify white space, watch the video below.
You can also download a complimentary white paper to learn more about about key other elements of CPI's cabinet ecosystem solution.
Posted by Brittany Mangan, Digital Content Specialist at 4/24/2018