As IT operations and equipment become more geographically dispersed, the need to implement effective remote power management tools becomes more significant. Consider the following:
- How many times have you called a 3rd party technician to support your IT resources in the last 90 days?
- What is your comfort level with asking your remote office staff to cycle power on your servers or networking equipment?
- Can you accurately measure the power consumption of each circuit in your datacenter?
Many organizations are turning to intelligent power technology to allow remote administrators the ability to properly access and manage the power state of their critical resources. Specifically, these technologies allow administrators to
remotely power cycle servers and devices, as well as troubleshoot problems, from any location in the world.
But making the decision to implement a remote power solution requires answers to several questions:
- Is power management technology worth the investment?
- What are the key considerations when retrofitting an existing environment?
- Which features are most important to me?
In this web seminar Cliff Unger, Sr. Sales Engineer for DirectNET provides best practices for evaluating and selecting a remote power solution, including:
- An Assessment: What are your options when choosing a datacenter power solution
- Understanding Advancements in Remote Power: Branch Circuit Protection, 3-Phase Power and Power-Up Sequencing
- Reducing TCO: Identifying 5 remote power essentials that lead to reductions in server downtime and labor costs