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Primeur weekly 2012-12-10

The Cloud

Bull awarded for best Private Cloud project ...

Bull launches a new private Cloud data protection service ...

Bull extends its Le cloud by Bull offering, to help organisations reap the full benefit of the Cloud ...

Drag-and-Drop DNA: Novel technique aiding development of new cancer drugs ...

Galaxy on Cloud ...

IBM expands the power of social business with new Cloud and mobile advances ...

Oracle unveils Cloud and consolidation capabilities for Oracle SPARC SuperCluster ...

Desktop Grids

Call for Proposals for Open PhD Competition in Extreme Citizen Science ...

Crucial step in AIDS virus maturation simulated for first time ...

EuroFlash

SMB Engys buys hosted server cluster ...

HP harnesses the power of Big Data with new information optimization solutions ...

HP extends Converged Cloud Portfolio for hybrid delivery environments ...

HP redefines storage simplicity with single architecture for enterprises of all sizes ...

Sogeti consolidates client delivery centre infrastructure seeking business growth with IBM PureSystems ...

University of Manchester is celebrating supercomputing 50 years on ...

projectiondesign F32 projectors visualize the future for Petrobras Research Centres ...

Bismuth provides perfect dance partners for quantum computing qubits ...

USFlash

BP to build U.S. facility to house largest commercial research supercomputer in the world ...

Eurocom ships world's first 8-Core Intel Xeon E5-2690 based 12lbs supercomputer laptop ...

HP acknowledges global mission-critical computing innovators ...

Nextra Teleservices calls for IBM PureSystems over HP to deliver new high-speed broadband services in India ...

University of Kentucky takes academic supercomputing to next level ...

NCAR Officials to address supercomputer allocation use in 2013 ...

Interactive One connects with Oracle Database Appliance to meet high-traffic demands ...

Raritan announces first industry standard 802.11 Wi-Fi solution for intelligent power and environment ...

Grant creates science demilitarized zone at San Diego State University ...

Raritan announces first industry standard 802.11 Wi-Fi solution for intelligent power and environment

5 Dec 2012 Somerset - Raritan, a provider of data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions, has introduced the first 802.11-standards-based wireless solution to simplify and reduce the cost of deploying intelligent rack PDUs (iPDUs) and an array of environment and asset sensors used in monitoring energy, capacity, assets and the overall health of data centres. The announcement was made at the Gartner Data Center Conference 2012, where the new wireless solution has been shown.

The Raritan Wi-Fi solution enables data centre racks to be instrumented quickly and easily for DCIM capabilities and solutions, and eliminates the time and cost associated with wired Ethernet connections at each rack. The Wi-Fi solution is ideal for new data centres that want to deploy power monitoring and sensors, as well as for existing data centres that do not have available Ethernet ports and want to augment basic PDUs in a cabinet with intelligent energy monitoring iPDUs and/or environment and asset sensors.

Unlike proprietary versions of wireless mesh technology, Raritan's solution supports the widely adopted 802.11 standard and is Wi-Fi certified for the 802.11 a/b/g/n standards.

Deploying the Raritan Wi-Fi solution in a data centre cabinet/rack simply involves plugging the Raritan Wi-Fi USB stick into a small magnetic USB dock, which in turn plugs into a USB port of a Raritan PX2 iPDU or EMX Smart Rack Controller. Once installed, the solution immediately starts capturing real-time power monitoring data from Raritan iPDUs and information from connected environment and asset sensors, and sends the encrypted data over the air to a third-party Wireless Access Point - which also provides a connection to the wired network. The Wireless Access Point can support up to 6,400 sensors and up to 2,000 metered outlets.

To provide a more complete picture of data centre operations, data collected - which can include current (amps), voltage, power (kVA, kW), energy consumption (kWh), temperature, humidity and airflow - is shared with Raritan DCIM software solutions (dcTrack for asset, change, and capacity management and Power IQ for energy management) that provide analytics and reporting.

In addition to ease-of-deployment and flexibility advantages, the Raritan Wi-Fi solution can help customers lower DCIM total cost of ownership (TCO) by reducing the number of Ethernet ports - and associated costs in switching hardware, wiring and IP addresses. Raritan's Wi-Fi solution results in 10 times savings over traditional wired Ethernet solutions.

eBay - which monitors data centre energy and temperature with Raritan's iPDUs and sensors - used Raritan's Wi-Fi solution to eliminate two Ethernet drops per cabinet, reducing network CAPEX and cost of Ethernet cabling installation and maintenance.

"Our new Wi-Fi solution is designed to provide more flexibility and ease in deploying energy-monitoring iPDUs and sensors in racks, so that data centres can take advantage of DCIM capabilities to optimize data centre performance", stated David Wood, Director - Power Business Unit, Raritan. "An instrumented data centre delivers detailed performance, utilization and energy consumption information - as well as clear visibility to all data centre assets along with their connectivity and system status. As a result, managers can be more efficient in their use of energy, space, equipment and human resources."

According to Gartner, by 2015 DCIM tools and processes will be deployed by more than 60 percent of data centres.

Available worldwide, the Raritan Wi-Fi kit - DPX2-WIFI-KIT - is supported by Raritan PX2 iPDUs and EMX Smart Rack Controller. Both the PX2 and EMX collect information from a large portfolio of Raritan sensors - including temperature, humidity, airflow, air pressure, and contact closure - cameras, and from Raritan's intelligent, electronic asset tracking sensors.
Source: Raritan

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Primeur weekly 2012-12-10

The Cloud

Bull awarded for best Private Cloud project ...

Bull launches a new private Cloud data protection service ...

Bull extends its Le cloud by Bull offering, to help organisations reap the full benefit of the Cloud ...

Drag-and-Drop DNA: Novel technique aiding development of new cancer drugs ...

Galaxy on Cloud ...

IBM expands the power of social business with new Cloud and mobile advances ...

Oracle unveils Cloud and consolidation capabilities for Oracle SPARC SuperCluster ...

Desktop Grids

Call for Proposals for Open PhD Competition in Extreme Citizen Science ...

Crucial step in AIDS virus maturation simulated for first time ...

EuroFlash

SMB Engys buys hosted server cluster ...

HP harnesses the power of Big Data with new information optimization solutions ...

HP extends Converged Cloud Portfolio for hybrid delivery environments ...

HP redefines storage simplicity with single architecture for enterprises of all sizes ...

Sogeti consolidates client delivery centre infrastructure seeking business growth with IBM PureSystems ...

University of Manchester is celebrating supercomputing 50 years on ...

projectiondesign F32 projectors visualize the future for Petrobras Research Centres ...

Bismuth provides perfect dance partners for quantum computing qubits ...

USFlash

BP to build U.S. facility to house largest commercial research supercomputer in the world ...

Eurocom ships world's first 8-Core Intel Xeon E5-2690 based 12lbs supercomputer laptop ...

HP acknowledges global mission-critical computing innovators ...

Nextra Teleservices calls for IBM PureSystems over HP to deliver new high-speed broadband services in India ...

University of Kentucky takes academic supercomputing to next level ...

NCAR Officials to address supercomputer allocation use in 2013 ...

Interactive One connects with Oracle Database Appliance to meet high-traffic demands ...

Raritan announces first industry standard 802.11 Wi-Fi solution for intelligent power and environment ...

Grant creates science demilitarized zone at San Diego State University ...