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  • 01netcio-Published-Nice-Article-About-Racktivity-And-It-Care-Italy

    Check it out on: http://www.01net.it/la-risposta-di-itcare-alla-gestione-del-datacenter/ Read more...

  • Animated Datacenter Floor Plan

    Have a look at the animated datacenter floor plan below. It gives you a good view on where exactly within the datacenter the different Racktivity products can be integrated. Just roll-over the floor plan with your mouse to see the animation. For more information on one of the Racktivity products, please click below: EnergySwitch PDU AC²Meter DC²Meter Environmental E²Sensor DCPM Power Management Software ACL Master ACL Slave ACL Display Read more...

  • DCPM Installation Procedure On Youtube

    Check the following link to get a video on how to install DCPM evaluation version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7wg9ARvUaY Read more...

  • Great IT Internship Opportunity

    position summary Racktivity is looking for a qualified intern in IT at our office in Lochristi (Gent, Belgium). We are looking for an intern who can rebuild the web user interface on our hardware devices. This intern should be prepared to work in a fun, fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained real world job experience and receive a letter of recommendation. requirements Knowledge of: Javascript with jQuery & HTML Knowledge of CSS is a plus Language: Dutch or English Should be able to start the internship as soon as possible Should be located in Belgium (We unfortunately cannot provide candidates with a relocation or visum sponsorship) what we offer You work with complex products in a host of different sectors at the national and international level. Read more...

  • Increased Global And Remote Visibility Over Power For Belgacom International Carrier Services

    Racktivity has helped Belgacom International Carrier Services (BICS), an international communication service provider to increase visibility over power and environmental factors underpinning its critical global network. With Racktivity, BICS is able to improve its troubleshooting and proactive maintenance while ensuring it is receiving agreed level of service for co-location site providers. With revenues of over 1.65 billion euros, BICS delivers best-in-class international wholesale solutions to any communication service provider worldwide. Through its Mosaic portfolio, a comprehensive, flexible and innovative suite of solutions designed to be used individually, or collectively, BICS meets the existing and future requirements of the global telecoms industry. Read more...

  • Keep It Cool

    The life span of electronics - including power supplies - and their “Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF*)” depends on the quality of the components and the average temperature of the components. The MTBF of a component decreases when temperature produced by the component increases. So there is a direct and causal correlation between heat produced by data center components (PDUs, servers, etc.) and these data center components failing. The warmer they get, the sooner they will fail or to put it the other way around: the cooler they remain the longer they will last. Read more...

  • New AC²Sensor Provides An Innovative Power Monitoring And Management Solution.

    Data Centre World, London, Stand K55,– February 25th, 2013: Racktivity, an innovator in next-generation energy and environment management solutions has launched its new AC2Sensor, a power monitoring solution to be installed at the AC power distribution board or in distributed remote locations such as PoPs, base stations, and Head Ends. The 8 input AC sensor is fully compatible with the Racktivity DCPM software, a Service Provider Infrastructure & Data Center Performance Management System, allowing organisations to remotely monitor and manage power and critical environment metrics across large data centres and smaller distributed infrastructures. Read more...

  • New DCPM Release 1.4

    Racktivity proudly announces the new release (1.4.0) of its award winning DCPM (Data Center Performance Manager) software. This new release has several new features based on the latest market requirements. We strongly advice all DCPM users to perform an upgrade of the current installed version to our latest version 1.4.0. Remark: There are two options for installing DCPM version 1.4 Adding a new clear install Perform an upgrade from the latest version 1.3.5. Read more...

  • No Power, No Data Center Operations

    http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/4125/Internet/article/detail/1978347/2014/08/01/Wereldwijde-panne-kost-Facebook-fortuin.dhtml The cost of downtime for Facebook July 31st 1 h= (1) per min loss $ 20k, (2) negative customer experience, negative publicity (3) potentially negative impact on share value. The reason for this downtime wasn’t mentioned. Often downs are due to power failures; this layer in data centers is still not always managed the way it could be. The physical layer (power and environmentals) is the least one invested in, the least under control and at the same time the most important one. Read more...

  • Racktivity @ Storage Expo: March 20-21 2013, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Racktivity And Comutel Announce Strategic Partnership To Deliver Innovative Solutions To Data Centers And Telecommunications Providers Across Eastern Europe.

    Comutel, part of the Telelink group, to bring next-generation energy and environment monitoring and management solutions to customers in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Ukraine and Hungary. Racktivity and Comutel, a highly respected Serbia based system integrator, have announced a strategic agreement to help data center customers reduce costs and improve uptime through innovative energy management and monitoring software, smart power distribution and environmental sensor technology. Comutel, part of the Telelink Group, has a 21-year history of excellence and is the leading Cisco Gold Partner in Serbia. Read more...

  • Racktivity And Prime Technologies Announce Partnership To Bring State Of The Art Power And Environment Management Solutions To Poland

    Racktivity and Prime Technologies, a well-established value added distributor in Poland announce a partnership to aid data center customers in dramatically reducing power costs and improving uptime through the use of Racktivity’s technology stack and tailor made solutions. Prime Technologies is a provider of technological solutions for telecom operators, ISPs, enterprises, institutions, universities and system integrators. With a notable footprint in Poland and offering its customers only top quality products Prime Technologies will be adding the full line of Racktivity’s products and solutions to their portfolio. Read more...

  • Racktivity Announces EnergySwitch™ ES1008 Next Generation Power Distribution Unit For Data Centers

    …enables market’s most advanced real-time metering, switching and analysis capabilities… Racktivity announces the availability of its new next generation EnergySwitch™ ES1008 Power Distribution Unit (PDU) solution for energy and environmental management within data centers. Racktivity’s ES1008 gives data center professionals real-time, true RMS measurement capability, predictive analysis and individual power-port level switching capability, all at the industry’s lowest energy consumption available in a PDU device. “Our new ES1008 PDU is the most intelligent PDU available in the market today, providing those real-time metrics essential for operators to precisely understand and manage their power consumption in data centers,” said Marco DeMiroz, President & CEO of Racktivity. Read more...

  • Racktivity Completes 1.2 Million Euro Funding Round

    nnovative data center infrastructure management technology gains partner with proven track record in successfully growing ICT start-ups Racktivity has successfully closed a €1.2 million round of funding with Big Bang Ventures. Belgium-based Racktivity provides efficient management and control systems for the data center infrastructure layer including power, temperature, air flow, rack access, humidity and network connectivity. Although management of higher layers such as operating systems and applications have been used for many years, the physical infrastructure layer is often overlooked. Read more...

  • Racktivity Expands EMEA Team To Meet The Demand For Innovative Data Centre Technologies

    New hires include Country Manager for Germany, Sales Manager for Netherlands and new appointments to support technical pre-sales engineering and supply chain management Racktivity announces the successful recruitment drive to support increased demand from across EMEA for its award winning data centre power and management technologies. Racktivity welcomes Burkhard Wessler as the new Country Manager for Germany. Burkhard is a highly respected executive with over 25 years’ experience including 12 years as Managing Director for Raritan Germany GmbH with responsibility for the D-A-CH region. Read more...

  • Racktivity Featured At Luxembourg Telecom Event

    Luxembourg Telecom invited Racktivity, a cleantech innovator in next generation energy management technology, to host a session on how to save power by up to 50% and significantly increase uptime in data centers. Racktivity launched its next-generation power management devices in early 2010 and received strong customer interest as well as adoption by cleantech leaders such as Terremark Europe, Luxembourg Telecom, Combell, Zenith Infotech Ltd and many others. “The data center industry is growing rapidly across the world and we believe that the industry is ready for innovation to solve one of the main challenges stemming from high energy consumption that impacts fundamental economics of building, operating and expanding data centers,” explains Nicolas Hecq, Sales Director Europe Racktivity. Read more...

  • Racktivity Helps Protect Business Continuity Of 300 Million Transactions

    Earlier, we already announced you that Isabel - a leading provider of solutions and services within the financial value chain for consumers, businesses and banks - had selected Racktivity as data center power management and environmental control partner! Want to find out more about this collaboration and why exactly they decided to work with Racktivity? Read the full Isabel Case Study here Read more...

  • Racktivity Is A Finalist In The TechTrailblazers Awards

    The Tech Trailblazers Awards seek to recognize true innovators in the following enterprise technology areas: big data, cloud, emerging markets, mobile, networking, security, storage, sustainable IT, and virtualization. Racktivity is proud to announce that it is a finalist in both the ‘networking’ and ‘sustainable IT’ categories, with its full end-to-end power management solution. find out more about our full end-to-end power management solution One of the major datacentre challenges today is the increasing cost of electricity. Read more...

  • Racktivity Is Hitting The Road

    Now that the holiday period is over, Racktivity is hitting the road! As of the 11th of September you can meet us at several fairs and events. We have some exciting, new projects coming up so it’s definitely worth visiting our booth at one of the following shows: September 11 - 14/09/2013: Elektrotechnik, Dortmund, Germany October 16 & 17/10/2013: IP Expo (on the booth of VA Technology): Earls Court, London, UK 17/10/2013: LocalTalks: Frankfurt, Germany November 12/11/2013: IT Room Infra: Rotterdam, Netherlands 14/11/2013: LocalTalks: Cologne, Germany 18/11/2013: Datacentre Dynamics: Frankfurt, Germany 20 & 21/11/2013: Datacentre Dynamics: London, UK December 02/12/2013: LocalTalks: Munich, Germany 05/12/2013: Datacentre Dynamics: Istanbul, Turkey We are looking forward to seeing you there! Read more...

  • Racktivity Named As One Of Europe’s Top 100 Companies

    Innovative data center energy management technology recognized by Red Herring Europe Racktivity has been selected by Red Herring, an influential technology publication, as one of the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The Red Herring Top 100 Europe category is evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as unique innovation in technology, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective market sectors. Read more...

  • Racktivity Nominated In Not Less Than 3 Categories Of The Datacenter Solutions Awards 2013

    We are happy to anounce that we have been nominated in 3 categories of this years Datacenter Solutions Awards!! The categories in which we have been nominated are: Datacenter energy efficiency product of the year (with our EnergySwitch PDU) Datacenter facility product of the year (with our AC²Sensor) Datacenter management product of the year (with our DCPM) It would be great if you can cast your vote for Racktivity in any (or all :-)) of these categories! Read more...

  • Racktivity Present @ DataCentres Europe, Nice

    Racktivity will be present at DataCentres Europe, taking place in the Acropolis in Nice, on Wednesday the 29th and Thursday the 30th of May. DataCentres Europe is a global meeting place and forum for over 1000 users, operators and practitioners of IT infrastructure from more than 35 countries. BroadGroup research forecasts that strong vertical market demand will drive growth in outsourcing to third party datacentres in Europe, and will equate to almost 30% of users by the beginning of 2016. Read more...

  • Racktivity Present @ Datacenter Dynamics, Paris

    On the 11th of June, Racktivity will be present at DataCenter Dynamics in Parais (Palais des Congrès). The congress pulls together the people, processes and technology necessary to execute a world class data center strategy under one roof. During the congress, Racktivity’s CTO, Wilbert Ingels, will give a presentation titled ‘The total madness of power efficiency in data centers’. Short description of the presentation: Industry data and studies show that power costs account for over 50% of the total data center operational cost. Read more...

  • Racktivity Present @ Datacentres Europe 2013 Congress

    On the 29th and 30th of May, Racktivity will be present at the Datacentres Europe 2013 congress in Nice, France. Over 100 international expert speakers and more than 70 exhibitors will present you their case studies, new products, market trends and so on. Racktivity will be welcoming you at booth C3 to discuss new trends regarding data centre power efficiency and environmental control. Registration to the event is open until 29 may 2013 and can be done here: http://www.datacentreseurope.com/registration When? Read more...

  • Racktivity Present @ Elektrotechnik, Dortmund

    From the 11th until the 14th of September, Racktivity will be present at Elektrotechnik in Dortmund (Messe Westfalenhallen). The fair is known as the leading trade fair for the Electrical and Electronics Industries and presents you the latest developments from manufacturers and industry, and what they are currently offering. Which rules and regulations have changed? How you can get your company in shape for the competition and the current market situation? Read more...

  • Racktivity Present @ Energy Management Forum, London

    Racktivity will be present at the 2nd Energy Management Forum , taking place in the America Square Conference Centre in London, on Tuesday, the 14th of May. The Energy Management Forum is a must-attend event for businesses looking to reduce energy consumption, increase efficiency and boost margins. Click here to take a look at the agenda of the day. The combination of rising energy costs and carbon legislation is pushing energy management further up the corporate agenda. Read more...

  • Racktivity Present @ IT Infra Room, Rotterdam

    On the 12th of November, Racktivity will be present at IT Infra Room (De Kuip, Rotterdam, The Netherlands). Energy efficiency, reliability, sufficient capacity, scalability. A few important terms when building or remodeling computerspace/datacenter. A lot of choices have to be made, and in a lot of cases also a lot of compromises. But which compromises? And are the targets set by management feasible? The IT Room Infra event wants to offer visitors the correct and latest information to make the right decisions. Read more...

  • Racktivity Welcomes U.T.E. As Distributor For The German & Austrian Market!

    Racktivity welcomes U.T.E. as distributor for the Geman & Austrian market! http://www.pressebox.de/pressemitteilung/ute-electronic-gmbh-co-kg/UTE-E… Read more...

  • Racktivity Wins Gold At Datacentre Solutions Awards

    We are extremely proud to announce you that Racktivity has won 2 awards at the prestigious Datacentre Solutions Awards 2013 held in London. The Datacentre Solutions Awards reward the products, projects and services as well as honour companies and teams operating in datacentre fields. The DCS Awards recognise the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors alike. Winners were selected by public vote. Racktivity’s Data Center Performance Management (DCPM) won the Gold Medal in the prestigious ‘Datacentre Management Product of the Year’ category. Read more...

  • Racktivity'S EnergySwitch Nominated For Datacentre Power And Cooling Product Of The Year @ DCS Awards!!!

    Again Racktivity has been shortlisted for the DCS Awards! Racktivity’s EnerySwitch is our nominated product! Voting Starts 1 April 2014… http://www.dcsawards.com/finalists.php Read more...

  • Racktivity'S NEW Firmware For 0U Energy Switches Now Available!

    Racktivity has released its new firmware for the ES2000 and ES6000 series. The new firmware is available for download under the support section of Racktivity’s website. We do encourage users to read the installation procedure prior to do the firmware upgrade! Release Notes: ** Technical task * [RTDTEN-288] - Implement LDAP * [RTDTEN-289] - Add LDAP management tab * [RTDTEN-291] - Add stuffing option * [RTDTEN-292] - Add Fuse tab image & set outlet input validation * [RTDTEN-293] - Add RTD numbers with corresponding (default values) ** Bug * [RTDTEN-129] - Unexpected logouts of the webpage * [RTDTEN-273] - No micro interruption traps sent * [RTDTEN-274] - No phase shift traps sent * [RTDTEN-294] - SNMP Trap OIDs have changed since last update * [RTDTEN-296] - CookieTTL value returns only 1 byte * [RTDTEN-297] - Revert default SNMP settings to previous release for DCPM compatibility * [RTDTEN-299] - Incorrect behaviour when in daisy chain ** Feature Request * [RTDTEN-175] - Display lock notification * [RTDTEN-287] - LDAP implementation * [RTDTEN-290] - Add EnergySwitch ES6224-16/32 & ES2224-32 model ** Improvement * [RTDTEN-295] - Add border-color CSS property Do you need some assistance? Read more...

  • Racktivity'S New Product Line: ACL Master & Slave Busbar Solution For Infrastructure Management

    ACL Master & ACL Slave – Racktivity’s newest innovative Busbar Solution The Racktivity bus bar solution, called ACL Master and ACL Slave, is our latest product available on the market, developed with and for professional data center operators. The ACL Master and ACL Slave is part of the infrastructure monitoring and is used by data center professionals who want to monitor the power connected to the bus bar, power cabin or other type of energy consumers using a single IP address. Read more...

  • Reduce OPEX And Maximize Your Uptime

    One of the major challenges of companies today is the increasing cost of electricity. Over the past decade the cost of electricity has increased significantly and this trend is not expected to fade away soon. Industry data and studies mention power costs can account for over 50% of the total data centre operational cost. In addition to controlling operational expenses the need to achieve close to 100% uptime is shifting from a service to a pure necessity, one may even say a commodity. Read more...

  • Schuberg Philis And Interxion Stand Out During The 2013 Green Enterprise IT Awards

    One of our customers, Schuberg Philis, proudly announced it was selected as Finalist of the prestigious 2013 Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Awards presented by Uptime Institute. This global award showcases pioneering advancements that significantly improve energy productivity and resource use in IT. Schuberg Philis and De Vlieg Techniek were awarded finalist, for their recent datacenter retrofit. Among others, the operation involved the replacement of a 12-year old cooling installation within an existing live datacenter without any downtime for the IT-systems. Read more...

  • Source UPS Receives (Approved Partner) Status By Racktivity

    Uninterruptible power supply specialist Source UPS has been selected by multi award-winning power management solutions provider Racktivity to join its exclusive list of approved partners. The Hampshire company will offer customers the Belgian manufacturer’s complete range of power distribution units (PDUs) and data centre monitoring software solutions. Racktivity is a leader in remote power management innovation and offers one of the most reliable, intelligent and accurate PDUs on the UK market for smaller technical infrastructures such as telecom point of presence (PoPs) and data centres. Read more...

  • The Energy Of Rich Power Data

    One of the major data centre challenges today is the increasing cost of electricity. Over the past decade the cost of electricity has increased significantly and this trend is not expected to fade away soon. Industry data and studies mention power costs can account for over 50% of the total data centre operational cost. In addition to controlling operational expenses the need to achieve close to 100% uptime is shifting from a service to a pure necessity, one may even say a commodity. Read more...

  • The Importance Of Rich Power Data

    In a recent article on Rfcode.com, called ‘Nate Silver, Rich Data, and DCIM’, author Gregg Primm addresses the problem data center managers are facing on a day to day basis: The lack of truly reliable rich data to ensure operational efficiency. The article explains the difference between big data – massive, undifferentiated deluge of data points – and rich data – data that has been processed and refined, eliminating the extraneous and leaving only the valuable information which can be used for predicting, planning and decision making. Read more...

  • Updated Manual For Creation Of External Database In DCPM Now Available

    DCPM, Racktivity’s award winning power monitoring software is now released in a new version, version 1.4. For performance and security reasons our software is preferred to be installed on a separate application server and database server. In the updated manual you will find the procedure to create and configure your external database. Download your manual on the following link. Users who like to install DCPM’s evaluation can connect up to two devices for FREE. Read more...

  • Welcome To Scott Roots, Racktivity'S New UK Sales Manager

    Racktivity is happy to announce it has appointed Scott Roots as its new UK Sales Manager. Roots, who has over twelve years of enterprise level IT sales experience, will be responsible for maintaining sales growth in the UK. “Scott will be a crucial part of our growth ambitions in the UK in the coming months and years,” says Hans Witdouck, CEO of Racktivity. “He is the perfect fit for this challenge, with significant experience in the market. Read more...

  • Why Centralised Power Logging Fails When Major Problems Occur

    An article by Wilbert Ingels, CTO at Racktivity Tighter service-level agreements (SLA) and continuing pressure on carbon footprint reduction are increasingly forcing datacentre managers to consider how to manage the critical elements of their datacentre. Many datacentre and infrastructure managers are starting to understand that collecting accurate and detailed power metrics are crucial in keeping datacentres up and running. But the datacentre infrastructure does not just consist of networks and traditional IT equipment, it also includes power systems, air conditioning, and uninterrupted power supplies. Read more...

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