Responding to customer’s need to cap power costs Opengear have beefed up their line of console servers with new open source power management tools and better power monitoring. According to Bob Waldie, Founder and CEO, Opengear, by integrating the latest open source power tools Opengear deliver the truly vendor-agnostic power management solution available. The customers can now monitor and control over 1,000 different UPS and PDU products from over 100 vendors, all through one window.
Opengear's power management is built on NUT, or Network UPS Tools, a collection of open source programs for monitoring and administering UPS hardware. With their release Opengear’s power management tools can also now oversee and control PDU systems. NUT can do this either natively using SNMP or serially through a ‘binding’ to Powerman, an open source project from Livermore Labs. These trusted open source projects are integrated in Opengear’s console server solutions and deployed in major enterprise data centers around the world.