April, 2013 – In This Issue:
UPS MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING
Minimize the risk of unexpected downtime caused by
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Server rooms and small, remote closets are often
subject to downtime caused by human error. Many of these facilities
are unattended IT rooms that are minimally supervised increasing the
vulnerability to down time. Costly incidents caused by human
error in these small environments can be greatly reduced with proper UPS monitoring and management.
InfraStruXure Central is a
management and automation tool
that allows users to remotely manage their UPS and data center
equipment from a central location. NetBotz video surveillance
and sensor appliances provide real-time information about server room
conditions and human contact with the equipment.
Metered rack PDUs manage the power
distribution within the rack and provide real-time remote monitoring
of connected loads. These various tools place critical data in the
hands of knowledgeable administrators who can identify and manage
problems remotely before they result in downtime.
CENTRALIZED MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT with
InfraStruXure Central provides an
efficient way for organizations to monitor their company-wide
multi-vendor physical infrastructure: power, cooling, security, and
environment. Real-time monitoring, user-defined reports and graphs,
and instant fault notification and escalation enable quick assessment
and resolution of critical infrastructure events that can adversely
affect IT system availability.
InfraStruXure Central monitoring your IT assets, you can enhance your
operational efficiency in practical ways:
time by immediately generating reports from any monitored device
facilities and IT personnel a common language with which to
optimize the physical infrastructure
server downtime and increase productivity by enabling personnel
to perform key tasks remotely
As a scalable
monitoring system, InfraStruXure Central provides a unified view of
complex physical infrastructure environments. A vendor-neutral
platform, InfraStruXure Central collects, organizes, distributes and
reports on equipment status and health, critical alerts, and key
information from anywhere on your network.
SURVEILLANCE AND SENSORS with NetBotz
from Schneider Electric protects your small data center or network
closet from physical threats. An active monitoring solution
designed to protect against environmental or human threats, NetBotz
is a scalable suite of networked appliances, sensors, access controls
and cameras designed to safeguard environments ranging in size from
network closets to data centers.
capable of video surveillance and monitoring to record human activity
in addition to providing temperature, humidity, door contact, dry
contact, spot leak, vibration, smoke and 2-way audio
monitoring. Additional features of NetBotz include integration
with InfraStruXure Central, Power over Ethernet, and user-defined
alerts, making NetBotz the perfect tool to protect your IT assets
from security and environmental threats.
design allows for common sensors among the NetBotz appliances.
Optional user-defined alerts can be sent in a variety of formats and
are easily integrated into event escalation policies.
Use InfraStruXure Central for management
of multiple NetBotz appliances. InfraStruXure Central surveillance
licenses enable a single view of multiple cameras, rapid search and
retrieval of video, plus ‘tagging’ of important video clips.
METERED RACK PDUs
Metered rack PDUs provide real-time
remote monitoring of connected loads. User-defined alarms warn
of potential circuit overloads before critical IT failures
Metered Rack PDUs provide power utilization data to allow Data Center
Managers to make informed decisions on load balancing and right
sizing IT environments to lower total cost of ownership. Metered Rack PDUs include real power
monitoring, a temperature/humidity sensor port, locking IEC
receptacles, and ultra low profile circuit breakers.
Users can access and configure Metered Rack PDUs through secure Web,
SNMP, or Telnet Interfaces that are complimented by APC Centralized
Management platforms using InfraStruxure Central, Operations,
Capacity, and Energy Efficiency.
For more information about UPS Management and Monitoring, InfraStruXure Central, NetBotz, or Metered Rack PDU’s call 800-876-9373
ext. 702 or send me an email.
Power Solutions, LLC
800-876-9373 ext. 702
COMMON POWER PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS)
have several applications beyond providing emergency back up power
when the utility goes down. Often the power coming from the
utility experiences fluctuations and variations that can interfere
with the operation of computer and data center equipment.
Adding a UPS to the critical power path can provide power
conditioning and voltage regulation so the power going to your
sensitive equipment is clean and consistent. The power problems
described below can all be mitigated with a UPS.
- Power Surges – A
power surge takes place when the voltage is 110% or more above normal.
The most common cause is heavy electrical equipment being turned
off. Under these conditions, computer systems and other high
tech equipment can experience flickering lights, equipment
shutoff, errors or memory loss.
- High-Voltage Spikes –
High-voltage spikes occur when there is a sudden voltage peak of
up to 6,000 volts. These spikes are usually the result of nearby
lightning strikes, but there can be other causes as well. The
effects on vulnerable electronic systems can include loss of
data and burned circuit boards.
- Transient –
Transients are power quality disturbances that involve
destructive high magnitudes of current and/or voltage. By
definition, transients a very short in duration lasting from
less than 50 nanoseconds to as long as 50 milliseconds and are
often caused by switching activities or loose connections.
- Power Sag – A
sag is the reduction of AC Voltage at a given frequency for a
duration of 0.5 cycles to 1 minute’s time. Sags are
usually caused by system faults, and are often the result of
switching on loads with high demand start-up currents.
- Electrical Line Noise –
Electrical line noise is defined as Radio Frequency Interference
(RFI) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and causes unwanted
effects in the circuits of computer systems. Sources of the
problems include motors, relays, motor control devices,
broadcast transmissions, microwave radiation, and distant
electrical storms. RFI, EMI and other frequency problems can
cause equipment to lock-up, and data error or loss.
Power Solutions has a complete line of the industry’s
most current UPS systems from low power single
phase UPSs for small office applications to large three phase
enterprise systems for large data centers to UPS systems specifically
designed for industrial applications or harsh environments.
For more information on the UPS systems available, visit our website,
call me 800-876-9373 ext. 702 or send me an email.
INTRODUCING THE EATON 9PX
Eaton’s next-generation 5kVA, 6kVA, 8kVA, and 11kV<![if !vml]><![endif]>A rack/tower UPS
Delivering premium back-up power and scalable battery run times for
servers, voice/data networks and storage systems, the new Eaton 9PX is an ideal solution for both rack and
stand-alone installations. With a graphical LCD interface and
robust power management software, managing a UPS has never been easier
– even in virtualized environments.
The 9PX is
Eaton’s next-generation 5kVA, 6kVA, 8kVA, and 11kVA rack/tower
UPS. It offers best-in-class efficiency (93% or better), 28%
more power (in watts), and every 9PX includes a network card-MS.
The Eaton 9PX replaces the Eaton 9135, Eaton 9140,
Eaton EX RT, Eaton MX and the 5kVA and 6kVA models of the Eaton 5125.
– With extended battery runtime options, user replaceable batteries,
internal bypass and optional maintenance bypass, the 9PX
maximizes the availability of your IT systems.
Power – The 9PX allows you to connect more devices by providing
up to 28% more wattage compared to traditional UPSs.
– The double-conversion online 9PX is the most efficient UPS in
its class with a greater than or equal to 93% efficiency rating
in normal mode.
Battery Life – Eaton offers ABM technology that increases battery
service life by 50%. ABM uses an advanced, three-stage
charging technique and closely monitors battery health to provide
advanced notice when batteries need replacement.
LCD Interface – Eaton’s next-generation intuitive LCD interface offers
a graphical interface that provides all critical UPS information
in a single view. The user-friendly menu allows you to view
information and control settings with the push of a button.
information and pricing on the Eaton 9PX, visit our website, call 800-876-9373 ext. 702 or send me an email.