Avocent - Power Management Solution


Power Management Solution

Emerson Network Power's Avocent's Power Management Solution provides you with the tools you need to monitor energy consumption, costs and trends across all levels within the data center and remote locations.

Why is power management important? A hint: It’s green

And that's not just the color of money, although that is important. Responsible power consumption in the data center is just one of the ways an organization can give back to its constituents and customers. The savings can be passed along, as well as the positive impact on the environment. It's a win-win situation. Here’s how organizations like yours are using Avocent’s Power Management Solution to realize greater efficiencies in the data center:

Monitor Usage – Individual assets to company-wide. Power consumption can be monitored and reported at any level of granularity needed, from individual PDUs and racks to rows of racks, the data center, even the entire company.

Control Power RemotelyManage from anywhere, anytime. Out-of-band, remote management for all Avocent power-controlled devices, select 3rd party PDUs and power management of IPMI- enabled servers.

Control Capacity – Use power more efficiently. Real-time and historical data give you insight into how to best set thresholds and alerts, plus plan for growth.

Pinpoint Problem Areas – Get tighter command over the power guzzlers. By identifying the highest users of power, from the rack to the center to the company, you can calculate and compare expenses by area and trend.

Chargeback Power Costs – Make power a tangible part of budget considerations. With detailed monitoring down to the individual outlet and device, you can understand how many data center resources a particular department is using and what percentage of the total power they should be responsible for funding.

Optimize Uptime – Ensure service levels are maintained. It could be as simple as automatically disabling unused outlets on a power strip to control usage on a rack. Or as detailed as setting power thresholds on racks and centers that produce online notifications for management reaction.

Power Management Solution Products

The ACS 6000 console servers are Avocent's next generation console manager. They provide secure, remote access to IT devices and UNIX / LINUX-based servers.
DSView™ 4 management software delivers the complete data center control necessary for the 24/7 data center.
Rack Power Manager can manage enterprise size PDU deployments with ease, providing access and control capabilities to maintain and configure your PDUs.
Avocent MergePoint® Service Processor Managers (SPMs) allow IT organizations to streamline data center management and reduce operational costs by leveraging the service processor technologies already present in their servers.
The MergePoint Unity switch includes both KVM-over-IP and serial console management technology. Centralize the management of the appliances with DSView 3 software.
The PM 1000/2000/3000 PDUs include single-phase and three-phase models that support strip-level metering (PM1000), outlet-level metering (PM2000) or outlet-level metering and switching (PM3000).