Smart Rack Controller (SRC) for mission-critical data centers and utilities


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Raritan, a Legrand brand, offers Intelligent Rack Controllers (SRC) to meet data center management requirements to collect environmental information about IT devices through connected SmartSensors, as well as security conditions on shelf door handles and card readers, without the need for It drastically reconfigures the power distribution or IT infrastructure to gain visibility and alerts. In an interview with EEWeb, Paul Mott, Raritan’s Global Technology Product Manager, highlighted how data centers and other types of facilities do not always have access to the right tools to measure security variables at remote locations. Operators are reluctant to implement monitoring technology due to special power requirements. When IT hardware needs special monitoring, it is important to be aware of any environmental hazards that could adversely affect or endanger the performance of the entire operating environment. Information technology engineering The world appears to be increasingly involved in smart cities that seek to improve the quality of life of citizens through increased digitization of services and open access to data. Data and algorithms will be used to make these smart cities greener and safer. Computing power and sensors are the key elements, backed by mobile apps and efficient power supplies. The advent of 5G wireless technology and the availability of broad bandwidth has pushed the IT industry towards demands for low-delay applications on high-end computing platforms and high-speed cellular data communications. Shifts in the IT engineering approach and the continuing proliferation of new computing sites can cause challenges for IT infrastructure managers. In this scenario, rack solutions need to be reorganized into a multi-department data center, with access and environmental controls in place to ensure uptime. Smart Sensors for Smart Controllers Smart Controllers The idea of ​​SRC is to provide smart information in IT or remote locker for particularly important installations. Raritan’s SRC is an intelligent sensor management solution that acts as a central point of contact for environmental monitoring, asset tracking, physical access, and other monitoring and security devices. The new Raritan solution is built on the Xerus Technology platform that delivers intelligence in any application situation. The LCD screen on the SRC provides access to all SmartSensor readings such as temperature, humidity (floor humidity), air flow, air and water differential pressure / leakage, contact close, proximity detection (via PIR), vibration and more. The information is sent to any monitoring system for data analysis. Mott noted that the main benefits are saving operating costs, especially cooling costs, and improving the strategic and tactical decision-making process of the IT environment by monitoring changes and growth in real time. Raritan SmartSensors is a complete set of sensors that monitor the environment inside a data center. It is designed to facilitate implementation while providing accurate data to understand limitations and issues. This allows you to recognize hot and cold spots instantly and act accordingly while also preventing costly downtime. SRC addresses control gaps in a facility or data center by providing a comprehensive, stand-alone smart device that collects and delivers actionable data in real time without the need to change the existing configuration. The growth of digitization means more data collection and intelligence to facilitate remote operation and troubleshooting in the future. This applies to data centers, high-end computing sites, 5G wireless networks, radio and television, and remotely managed communications sites. The addition of sensors and a smart shelf controller provides monitoring and access controls for critical infrastructure. .


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