SharkRack, a Silicon Valley-based data center equipment manufacturer, and Raritan Inc., the leading provider of intelligent power management solutions, have joined forces to combat data center power management issues by providing organizations better insight and control of energy usage at the device level.

The new partnership is aimed at working with organizations that are looking to optimize power management solutions for Cisco networking switches and blade servers from a variety of manufacturers. SharkRack plans to add Raritan cabinet distribution units (CDUs) into its T2 and Integrity line cabinets as a bundled product, and will also be adding Raritan products to its stand-alone lines. The combined solution uniquely provides organizations with power information on individual servers and other devices, as well as temperature at the rack. With the solution IT equipment can also be remotely shut down, which enables organizations to more effectively implement energy policies, such as turning off specific servers when not in use. This also supports the needs of existing customers who might be using less optimal solutions. “We believe that many enterprise customers could benefit from Raritan’s best-of-breed product offerings” says Seth Schalet, President of SharkRack. Raritan solutions are now available for immediate purchase via SharkRack. “We are pleased to partner with Raritan on this effort and we look forward to the success of this new partnership,” added Schalet.

"By adding Raritan's power intelligence to SharkRack's intelligent infrastructure racks, organizations can benefit by having the most advanced tools available to better understand the power dynamics in their data centers," said Gary Marks, VP of Sales and Marketing at Raritan. "Customers can use this information, not readily available before, to take steps to improve operations uptime and energy efficiency."