Source UPS adds Racktivity’s power distribution units to its offering

PrintUPS power supply provider Source UPS has achieved approved partner status by multi award-winning power management supplier Racktivity.

The new partnership agreement means the Fleet-based UPS specialists will now offer end users the Belgian manufacturer’s range of power distribution units (PDUs) and data centre monitoring software solutions.

Racktivity offer intelligent and accurate PDUs for smaller technical infrastructures such as telecom point of presence (PoPs) and data centres.

Two of their products won awards at the prestigious Data Centre Solutions (DCS) Awards 2013 in London back in May. Racktivity’s Data Centre Performance Management (DCPM) software claimed the ‘Data Centre Management Product of the Year’ category and its EnergySwitch PDU was runner-up for ‘Data Centre Energy & Efficiency Product of the Year’.

The EnergySwitch PDU allows granular data capture taking 25,600 readings per port, per second allowing it to react quickly and eliminate any down time with problem devices. The PDU also offers data centres advanced metering and switching capabilities. Using a real-time operating system it means businesses can make informed decisions on load balancing and managing IT assets based on power and energy consumption.

Racktivity also provides AC and DC din rail mountable units that will monitor all ‘out of rack’ devices such as cooling units, lighting and heating. An environmental sensor, known as a E²Sensor, which captures up to three temperature points including humidity and motion detection, is attached to either the PDU, AC or DC monitor. The unit also has up to eight additional input sensors as optional to cover fire, smoke and CCTV for example.

Racktivity’s DCPM collects all of the information into one simple portal, allowing users to create reports to monitor multiple devices from a single pane of glass. The objective of the software is to increase reliability and uptime of data centre and telecom infrastructure while reducing operating expenses (OpEx) and carbon footprint.

Source UPS Director Gavin Banks said: “Source UPS is proud to become an approved Racktivity partner. The company has quickly established itself in the data centre market and its products have already been recognised for their brilliance at the Data Centre Solutions Awards this year.”

Racktivity’s UK Sales Manager Scott Roots said “Racktivity are excited to partner with Source UPS as their knowledge of the data centre market and their clients’ needs is second to none.”