Chatsworth Products and Sunbird Software Announce Global Partnership

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Chatsworth Products will market and sell Power IQ® for eConnect® which is a co-branded version of Sunbird's Power IQ Data Center Monitoring software

SOMERSET, N.J., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunbird Software, a global innovator in software solutions that simplify how data centers are managed, announced today a global partnership with Chatsworth Products (CPI).  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® rack-mount Power Distribution Units (PDUs) including discovery, data collection, power control, outlet naming and information presentation. Under the agreement, CPI will market and sell Power IQ for eConnect globally.  The joint solution will make it easy for data center managers to monitor data center power, report PUE, bill for energy and manage power capacity.  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. The combination of Sunbird's Power IQ and CPI eConnect PDUs gives 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. 

Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software

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 optimize power efficiencies throughout the data center," he added.

"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 datacenter and IT managers.  Power IQ for eConnect complements CPI's eConnect rackmount PDUs by adding intelligence and analytics to the physical infrastructure, creating a smarter datacenter environment that has the ability to deliver substantial cost savings while improving the delivery of critical business applications." Jennifer Cooke, research director, IDC.


Power IQ for eConnect is available worldwide on May 13, 2016 through the Chatsworth network of global distribution, reseller, contractor, and system integrator partners.