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Raritan Offers New Tools for Managing Data Center Energy Use

<p>Raritan unveils a new customizable dashboard and other tools to rein in energy use in data centers during Uptime Institute&rsquo;s annual spring symposium.</p>

Raritan has taken the wraps off a new configurable dashboard along with new tools and gauges for the company’s Power IQ energy management software for data centers.

The company unveiled the new resources today for reining in data center energy use during the Uptime Institute’s annual spring symposium in Santa Clara.

“Power IQ 3.0’s tools empower a much larger group of users to view and access key data center information in useful ways,” James Cerwinski, senior manager of  Raritan’s Power Management Business, said in a statement.  “The dashboard can be configured differently for each user’s custom reporting needs.”

Among the dashboard features of Power IQ 3.0 are configurable layout and sizing; trend and forecast charts; health and event status; slide show mode with real-time updates; and the ability to embed video, images and Weather Service widgets in the display.

The dashboard provides easy-to-view reports charts, thermal graphs and maps to convey complex information.  For example, the system’s new capacity forecast chart provides days-of-supply information and helps users determine the available power at a variety of levels -- data center, floor, room, row or rack.  Real-time information on energy usage, energy costs, carbon footprint and thermal factors are also available using Power IQ.

In another development this week, Universal Electric Corp. certified Raritan Power IQ for monitoring energy consumption on Universal Electric’s Starline Track Busway product. The interoperability between the two systems, announced Monday, offer data center managers a more complete picture of how energy is being consumed so they can improve performance.

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