Power Assure and Packet Power Deliver Wireless Power, Temperature Monitoring and Optimization to Data Centers

January 25, 2011 by  

Web Host BlogSanta Clara, CA and Minneapolis – Power Assure®, Inc., a data center infrastructure management solutions provider, and Packet Power®, a producer of wireless power monitoring systems, today announced an integrated wireless power and temperature monitoring and optimization solution which is easy to deploy, highly flexible and cost-effective.  Unlike alternative products that require costly cabling and complex technical configuration, the combined solution provides joint customers with a simpler and less expensive alternative for power monitoring and data center optimization.

Within a few years the U.S. Department of Energy predicts the cost to power a server over its useful life will exceed the original capital expenditure. Worse yet is Gartner’s estimate that, on average, up to 30 percent of available power is being stranded, causing organizations to outgrow their data centers prematurely. To address these challenges, Power Assure and Packet Power are offering an integrated power management solution that enables customers to view and manage power use within the data center.

Power Assure’s Dynamic Power Management software collects power usage and temperature data from the wireless Packet Power monitoring devices for use within data center applications.  Packet Power software gathers power, temperature and relative humidity information from its wireless monitoring devices and then transmits that information to Power Assure in SNMP format.

“Packet Power offers a wireless data center monitoring solution that is very easy to deploy,” said Jack Norris, vice president of marketing, Power Assure.  “By ensuring that our products work well together, we can make it simpler for our customers to gather the data needed to effectively manage their data center power usage.”

“Power Assure’s dynamic power optimization solution provides a way for companies to extract maximum value from the data which Packet Power’s power and environmental monitoring infrastructure provides,” said Steve VanTassel, CEO, Packet Power.  “We are excited to have developed an integration between our products that provides full access to detailed power and temperature data in real time.”

About Power Assure
Power Assure is a leading developer of Dynamic Data Center Optimization software for large enterprises, government agencies, and managed service providers. Power Assure’s solutions provide visibility, intelligence, and automation to help CIOs, IT directors, and facilities managers optimize capacity, service levels, and power consumption within and across data centers. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, the company is privately held with funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Good Energies, Point Judith Capital, and a grant from the Department of Energy. Power Assure partners include ABB, Dell, IBM, Intel and VMware. For more information, visit

About Packet Power
Packet Power develops power and temperature monitoring software and hardware that makes it simple and affordable to gather the data needed to improve energy efficiency and operational effectiveness in data centers and other energy-intensive facilities.  Packet Power is privately held and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.  For more information, visit

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