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New Tech News – Raritan Smart Rack Controller

by | Jun 3, 2021 | blog | 0 comments

Intelligent Management of Environmental and Security Information in Mission-critical Facilities

In the current data center landscape, effective infrastructure management and environmental monitoring go hand in hand. The industry is in complete agreement that real-time data about a facility’s airflow, power consumption, fluid leaks, etc., is vital for ensuring uptime and efficiency.

However, many mission-critical facility operators don’t always have access to the proper tools-or personnel-to track thousands of sensors that measure environmental and security variables in and around data centers, edge networks, or IT equipment in remote locations. And though they understand the importance and value of monitoring, operators are hesitant to deploy monitoring technology due to special power requirements or because they lack the space needed for full-scale device deployments. Raritan is addressing that hesitancy with the release of their new Smart Rack Controller (SRC).

Intelligent, Centralized Sensor Management

The SRC is an intelligent sensor management solution that serves as a central connection point for environmental monitoring, asset location, physical access, and other monitoring and security sensors. Specifically, the new offering addresses data center management requirements to gather information around IT devices through its connected SmartSensors, as well as security conditions on rack door handles and card readers-without the need to significantly reconfigure power distribution or IT infrastructure to obtain visibility and alerts.

Plug-and-play Technology Delivers a Future-proof Design

The SRC is powered by Raritan’s proprietary Xerus Technology Platform which adds a layer of intelligence to any location by acting as an environmental monitoring connection point for SmartSensor data. An LCD display on the SRC provides access to all sensor readings such as temperature, humidity, airflow, differential air pressure, water/leaks, contact closures, proximity detection, vibration, and more. The information collected can be passed on to any Building Management System (BMS) or Data Center Infrastructure Monitoring (DCIM) tool for further analysis, using protocols such as SNMP, Modbus over TCP/IP, and JSON-RPI.

Optimize Your Environment with Raritan Technology and CEG Expertise

As a data center operator, it’s vital to always be looking to optimize and drive efficiency in your facility. Raritan’s new all-in-one intelligent device can deliver that actionable data. CEG is proud to partner with Raritan to provide the SRC as well as a robust selection of Power Distribution Units (PDUs) and remote access solutions. In addition, CEG has the expertise to integrate the SRC with your existing DCIM software, giving you a comprehensive snapshot of your facility on one screen and in real-time!

CONTACT US today to learn more about achieving new levels of efficiency in your facility