WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., 17 May 2016 — Chatsworth Products (CPI), a leading provider of physical infrastructure and power management solutions for data centers, recently announced a global partnership with Sunbird Software, a leading innovator in software solutions that simplify how data centers are managed. The two companies have collaborated to develop, test and certify a co-branded version of Power IQ®
that will offer out-of-the-box compatibility with CPI eConnect®
Power Distribution Units (PDUs), including automated data collection, power control, outlet naming and information
Under the agreement, CPI will market and sell Power IQ for eConnect globally. This joint solution will make it easy for data center managers to monitor data center power, report Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), bill for energy and manage power capacity. Power IQ for eConnect, a vendor agnostic data center monitoring solution, provides a single pane of glass to make it easier to automatically manage the health and capacity of data centers via monitoring critical infrastructure devices including CPI's eConnect PDUs, as well as many other manufacturers’ CRACs, UPS, PDUs, RPPs, Meters, Branch Circuits, Racks, Rack PDUs and Environment Sensors.
“Chatsworth Products is pleased to offer our global customers a market proven tool that provides critical insight and reporting across the entire power infrastructure,” stated Ted Behrens, Executive Vice President of Global Engineering, Product Management & Marketing for CPI. “Combining the industry-leading features of eConnect with the robust, yet simplified monitoring capabilities of Power IQ, our customers will be able to optimise power efficiencies throughout the data center,” he added.
Additionally, Power IQ supports CPI’s Secure Array™
IP Consolidation, which allows users to link up to 32 eConnect PDUs under a single IP address using standard Ethernet cables, reducing time and costs. Power IQ for eConnect software can be easily deployed as a standalone Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution for monitoring or with Sunbird’s dcTrack®
DCIM software for Operations to provide full asset, configuration and change management.
“We are excited that CPI has chosen Sunbird Power IQ as their tool of choice for Data Center Infrastructure Management,” said Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software. “The combination of Sunbird’s Power IQ and CPI eConnect PDUs give global data center operators proven solutions for monitoring and trending the enormous amount of data that can be gathered from intelligent rack PDUs and other data center infrastructure.”
“The collaboration between Sunbird Software and Chatsworth Products provides customers a simple and proven path to increase the visibility into and management of their power and IT resources. Reducing downtime and increasing efficiency are top priorities for data center and IT managers. Power IQ for eConnect complements CPI’s eConnect rack-mount PDUs by adding intelligence and analytics to the physical infrastructure, creating a smarter data center environment that has the ability to deliver substantial cost savings while improving the delivery of critical business applications,” said Jennifer Cooke, Research Director, IDC.
Power IQ for eConnect is available worldwide through CPI’s network of global distribution, reseller, contractor, and system integrator partners. To take a test drive, visit the website