Management technology vendor Avocent introduced three new products at the end of September that are intended to give IT managers more granularity about power consumption AND to actually let them do something about it.
Here’s the quick run-down:
- Avocent is adding power management features to its LANDesk Management Suite that include both the ability to set individual, specific policies for multiple endpoints (desktops or client systems) as well as the ability to create reports that provide a view of the impact that the policies have. “It lets you view the impact of shutting off the whole system, for example, rather than shutting off just the monitor,” says Marty Jackson, director of corporate strategy.
- Avocent is now selling server-room power strips for small and midsize companies that can be configured to work in concert to provide more power management flexibility. So, in other words, a single software utility can be used to control multiple power strips. The prices for these products start at $545 for an 8-port device.
- At the data center level, Avocent has introduced Avocent PM 2000/3000 intelligent power distribution units that are managed with its DSView 3 Power Manager software. The technology lets an IT manager has view and control power consumption down to the outlet level. The power distribution units are priced starting at $1,000, and DSView 3 Power Manager costs $5,000 per license.