Remote power management solutions allow administrators to remotely power cycle servers and devices and troubleshoot problems, both locally and remote, from any location in the world. This provides administrators with the ability to manage servers more efficiently and reduce server downtime by affording direct access to power control. Remote power management solutions are also used by many businesses and organizations to manage servers at offices and branch locations where there are no IT staff members, offering cost-efficient “lights-out” operation at those sites.
Recent advances in remote power management include:
Branch Circuit Protection—several products now provide branch circuit protection—each branch of grouped outlets has its own fuse and circuit breaker, to isolate power anomalies and issues.