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Monitoring Chatsworth PDUs with MetricFire

Gain Visibility into your Chatsworth PDUs Environment

To integrate Chatsworth PDUs with MetricFire, please sign up for a free 14 day trial. We want to fully understand your requirements and monitoring goals, so we can advise you on how to obtain better visibility into your infrastructure. Please book a demo with us so we can show you how quick and easy it is to get meaningful data into your MetricFire account, and use that data to build custom dashboards and alerts.



In the rapidly evolving landscape of data centers and IT infrastructure management, efficient monitoring and control are paramount to ensuring optimal performance, minimizing downtime, and optimizing resource utilization. The integration of MetricFire, a comprehensive monitoring and observability platform, with Chatsworth Power Distribution Units (PDUs), offers a powerful solution for organizations seeking to achieve real-time insights into their data center power infrastructure.

 

Chatsworth Products (CPI) is a leading provider of infrastructure solutions for optimizing the physical layer of data centers. Their Power Distribution Units (PDUs) are renowned for their robustness, scalability, and intelligent features. Chatsworth PDUs are designed to efficiently distribute power to racks, cabinets, and servers, while also providing crucial metering and monitoring capabilities. These PDUs offer diverse models catering to various power densities, input voltages, outlet configurations, and management options.

 

MetricFire is a cloud-based monitoring and observability platform designed to aggregate, visualize, and analyze data from a multitude of sources. It supports various data types, including metrics, logs, and traces, providing a holistic view of system performance and health. MetricFire offers flexible data collection and visualization tools, anomaly detection, alerting, and integrations with third-party systems, making it an ideal companion for managing complex IT infrastructures.

 

The integration of MetricFire with Chatsworth PDUs amplifies the capabilities of both solutions, resulting in a more robust and intelligent data center environment:

  • Real-Time Monitoring: MetricFire collects real-time power consumption and distribution metrics from Chatsworth PDUs. This includes voltage, current, power factor, and load data. By visualizing this information through customizable dashboards, data center administrators gain insights into power consumption patterns, identifying potential hotspots, overloads, or underutilized areas.

  • Alerting and Anomaly Detection: MetricFire's alerting system can be configured to trigger notifications when power-related anomalies are detected. This could include sudden spikes in consumption, unusual power fluctuations, or exceeding predefined thresholds. Proactive alerts empower administrators to address issues before they escalate and impact operations.

  • Capacity Planning: By leveraging historical power consumption data collected by MetricFire, data center managers can perform effective capacity planning. Predictive analysis allows them to anticipate future power needs, allocate resources optimally, and avoid overprovisioning.

  • Energy Efficiency: The integration aids in identifying areas of energy inefficiency within the data center. By tracking trends in power consumption and load distribution, administrators can implement energy-saving measures and optimize the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of the facility.

  • Resource Allocation: Chatsworth PDUs often offer granular control over individual outlets. By integrating with MetricFire, administrators can remotely monitor and manage power distribution to specific devices, enabling efficient resource allocation and load balancing.

  • Reporting and Compliance: MetricFire can generate detailed reports on power consumption and distribution, aiding organizations in meeting regulatory and compliance requirements related to energy usage.

 

The integration of MetricFire with Chatsworth PDUs creates a synergy that enhances data center management, efficiency, and overall performance. By providing real-time insights, proactive alerts, and intelligent analysis, this collaboration empowers data center administrators to make informed decisions, optimize resource utilization, and ensure the uninterrupted operation of critical IT infrastructure. As organizations continue to navigate the demands of an ever-evolving digital landscape, solutions like MetricFire and Chatsworth PDUs offer a competitive edge through robust and intelligent infrastructure management.

What is MetricFire?

MetricFire is a full-scale platform that provides infrastructure, system, and application monitoring using a suite of open-source tools. We will aggregate and store your data as time series metrics, which can be used to build custom dashboards and alerts. MetricFire takes away the burden of self-hosting your own monitoring solution, allowing you more time and freedom to work on your most important tasks.

 

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MetricFire offers a complete ecosystem of end-to-end infrastructure monitoring, comprised of open-source Graphite and Grafana. MetricFire handles the aggregation, storage, and backups of your data, and offers alerting, team features, and API's for easy management of your monitoring environment. You can send server metrics using one of our agents, custom metrics from within your application code, and integration metrics from a variety of popular 3rd party services that we integrate with like Heroku, AWS, Azure, GCP, and many more!

         

Our Hosted Graphite product has improved upon standard Graphite to add data dimensionality, optimized storage, and offers additional tools and features that provide customers with a robust and well-rounded monitoring solution.

       

Benefits of Using MetricFire:

  • Simple, low-cost pricing
    A structured pricing model based on total unique time series metrics allows you to work within your budget. The predictability and transparent pricing allows you to keep your costs in check and plan for the future. 1 metric is 1 metric regardless of the source, or requests sent to and from the metric namespace.
  • Easy-to-use dashboards
    Our Hosted Dashboards provide endless options for customizing your visualizations, and allow you to share dashboards with clients.
  • Responsive alerting
    Receive alert notifications quickly through Email, PagerDuty, Slack, Microsoft Teams, OpsGenie, and custom webhooks.
  • Freedom of customization
    Send custom application metrics through your code. Our Language Guide can help you update your codebase to send event metrics via socket connections.
  • Fantastic customer support
    Fast and friendly support is provided by engineers, for engineers, to get you set up quickly. Start a conversation with us through the chat bubble below!
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    Dedicated clusters for users that need their own environment with custom parameters. Please reach out to us for more information.
      
The author for this testimonial, Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com.
“As MetricFire scales effortlessly, we can push and store more metrics than we really need today but might need tomorrow. This increases our depth of understanding of the systems that we run and heads off any future problems.”
Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com.

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