Maximizing power visibility and control with OpenManage Enterprise Power ManagerAs data center professionals, we are often faced with operational efficiency objectives from the business. These objectives become more demanding as the IT infrastructure transforms. At times, the need to maintain and control a reliable, cost-efficient environment can become overwhelming. Fortunately, Dell EMC puts the power in your hands. With the release of the new Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager, you can quickly identify areas to gain efficiencies and reduce costs.OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager gives you the tools to recognize the power and thermal health of your servers. The intuitive user interface helps you monitor, set alerts, and cap the power within your server infrastructure. Additionally, you can monitor and set alerts for temperature fluctuations. The comprehensive dashboard helps you view, manage, measure, and control server power consumption so you can easily increase infrastructure performance.The enhanced power management visibility and control provided by OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager is a critical tool in your quest to sustain uninterrupted power in your data center. Power interruptions and downtime are very costly, even detrimental, to your data center. With OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager, you can reduce power related downtime, and deliver a more cost-efficient IT environment.Centralized control of power, thermal and server lifecycle management Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager is delivered as a plugin to the Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise console. The plugin extends the OpenManage FlexSelect value proposition with a unified dashboard that lets you manage data center power and server lifecycle tasks from the same interface. The Power Manager plugin is included with the OpenManage Enterprise Advanced License. After OpenManage Enterprise is installed, the Power Manager plugin can be easily activated by hitting “Install” on the Consoles and Extensions page of OpenManage Enterprise.Once the Power Manager plugin is installed, you can view power and thermal status directly from the OpenManage Enterprise interface. You can also view power and thermal alerts on the main OpenManage Enterprise dashboard. Finally, when you enable the plugin, you enable power and thermal reports in the OpenManage Enterprise reports list.Power and thermal visibility are the first step. OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager also gives you the information you need to make power-saving decisions and the tools you need to control the power in your infrastructure.Reporting: As infrastructures transform, understanding the power history is important for planning and expansion. Reporting in Power Manager can highlight optimal placement of new servers, energy usage for specific groups, and identification of inefficient servers. Users can download various reports to view key information for optimal decision making.Emergency Power Reduction (EPR): Many data centers require a comprehensive business continuity plan for unpredictable events. In the event of an urgent situation, Power Manager EPR can reduce power consumption and heat generation. In a few seconds, users can easily invoke EPR and continue server operation with minimal power. Once the disruptive event is resolved, Power Manager allows users to return to previous power levels.Combined with OpenManage Enterprise, OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager uses an intuitive interface to automate, alert, and create reports that help you maximize resources, lower energy consumption, and prevent outages. Using the data reported with Power Manager, you can identify individual servers and groups of servers, which would benefit from relocation, workload adjustment, and power reduction. With Power Manager in the data center, you have the power to lower power costs, and reduce downtime.Visit dellemc.com for more information on OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager.To learn more about PowerEdge servers, visit dellemc.com/servers, or join the conversation on Twitter @DellEMCservers.
DES MOINES — Iowa Workforce Development reports the number of first-time claims for unemployment was nearly 29,000 in the last week. Some businesses forced to close by the coronavirus outbreak will be allowed to re-open in 77 counties beginning tomorrow. IWD deputy director Ryan West says it is hard to say how many employees will go back to work once the restrictions lift — but it should start to cut into the unemployment numbers. “I wish I had the answer to that, I don’t know. Obviously, I guess we will know more here in the next few days. As more stuff goes open — just through deduction of what’s going on — I would suggest hopefully so, yeah,” West says. The 28,827 new unemployment claims is 975 more than the first-time claims filed the week before. The last six weeks have seen record or near record unemployment filings — with the peak week of 64,194. West says many employers were searching for workers prior to the pandemic — and that hasn’t really changed. “One of the things that kind of gets lost in this are the employers who are looking for employers in this,” according to West. “Just like so many are kind of on the sidelines, so many are in the middle of it because they fit the industry needs.” He says people who are still looking for a job can go to the Workforce Development website. “You are going to see a list of those employers out there. And we really want people looking at those opportunities because there is certainly an abundance of them. And as the weather gets nicer — that’ll grow obviously,” West says. The first-time unemployment claims were led by manufacturing, with 7400. Health Care and Social Assistance, along with the self-employed had 4200 claims each.