We have done it again. Our innovative engineers have now integrated our range of intelligent handles into our Smart Zero U Power Distribution Units (PDUs) as well as added additional IoT features directly to our PDU units.
This means that you our customers will now be able to better track and monitor activity in a datacentre, and gain visibility and monitoring capabilities that are woven into our Smart PDUs.
Why should this matter?
The intelligent handles are perfect for existing infrastructure where there is little to no control of a cabinet in a datacentre as they simply replace an old handle and add RFID, biometric or keypad capabilities to the point of entry. Add a Netshield Smart Zero U Power Distribution Units (PDUs), and you can create a dashboard for full visibility into access control within the datacentre, alongside the environmental monitoring and management capabilities inherent on the PDUs.
So now you don’t have to rip and replace any of your cabinets – simply because they are a bit older and our Smart PDUs are a plug and play way for you to get visibility and smart metering added to your data centre. You can monitor the exact consumption of a cabinet, track power management and environmental factors and gain insights into all of this through the Netshield IoT Interface, which has also been added as a feature to some of the products in our PDU range.
Sensors such as temperature, humidity and flood monitoring sensors can be added depending on the nature of your site or application where a cabinet is housed and you can then define alerts for each iteration. Our range of PDUs start with a no frills option (popular amongst large-scale Cloud Solution Providers), right through to smart metering units with either just SNMP capabilities or full integration into the Netshield IoT monitoring software interface. We have even added the option of adding the Netshield Airconditioning Control Unit (Naccu) into the PDUs.
Take full control
So now you can set alerts, define security access and monitor the environment in your datacentre ecosystem – which means you can efficiently and effectively manage the infrastructure therein. This will help you to lengthen the life of your infrastructure through energy optimisation and metering as well as ensure that possible disastrous events are stopped before they occur.
So in short, putting the intelligence into the actual infrastructure that is the very foundation of your datacentre ensures the longevity of your equipment.
The Smart PDU units also provide remote monitoring of current, voltage, power, energy usage and environmental conditions, as a result, users are warned of potential circuit overloads and nominal consumption increases. In addition, they offer remote power switching for emergency shutdowns or to reboot hanging servers and the intelligent handles can be retrofitted to a range of cabinets.
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