Lincoln, NE [March 12, 2018] –Geist is pleased to announce the release of Device Director, our software utility that simplifies configuration management by enabling data center facility personnel to install, configure and update multiple Geist devices simultaneously.

Lincoln, NE [March 1, 2018] – Geist, a division of Vertiv and provider of intelligent power and management solutions for data centers, announced version 4.8 of Environet, its popular data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software. Environet is best known for exceptional real time monitoring of data center equipment in facilities ranging from hyperscale to edge environments. Environet 4.8 is available immediately and is a free upgrade to customers with a current support contract.

VLC is now available on Android | Press Release

Emitted light combines with optical character recognition to capture power metrics in data centers via smartphones

Lincoln, NE [Feb.22, 2018] – Geist, a division of Vertiv and provider of intelligent power and management solutions for data centers, today announced that its Visible Light Communication (VLC) technology for the Geist Upgradeable line of power distribution units (PDU) is now available on both Android and iOS platforms.

Acquisition will strengthen offerings for cloud, colocation and edge providers, strengthen channel

Columbus, Ohio, January 24, 2018 – Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has reached an agreement to purchase Lincoln, Nebraska-based Geist, a privately owned manufacturer of Rack Power Distribution Units (PDUs) and associated data center products.

Enhanced collaboration, scalability and the low costs of IT infrastructure maintenance have proven godsends for organizations switching to cloud deployments. It’s not surprising, then, that spending on public and private cloud infrastructure equipment increased significantly (21 percent) in 2015.

Maintaining allowable temperatures accounts for 40 percent of all the energy used in a data center.

Data center operators must therefore take every measure to ensure that cooling and airflow within a facility is optimized. A good starting point is understanding the difference between active and passive systems, and knowing which is right for your facility.

Data center power distribution can feel like the New York City subway. So many different lines. What goes where? Getting on the wrong train might get you lost, but improper wire placement leads to unbalanced loads and possibly even surges that can cause costly outages or damage equipment.

At best, unplanned data center downtime is extremely inconvenient. At worst, it is the end of your business. Either way, IT downtime has never been costlier ($8,900 per minute on average). And ironically, the top source of those disruptions is failing uninterruptible power supplies. Take these UPS best practices to heart, and avoid being part of that statistic:

Top-of-Rack (ToR) network switches very rarely fail but are prone to causing downtime when they do - one failed switch can take an entire rack offline. While affordability and small footprint make ToR switches ideal for most modern data centers, their low total cost of ownership is at risk of being offset by the high cost of downtime. Maximize the value of your switches by maintaining them with the following factors in mind.

Industry-leading warranty underscores Geist commitment to customer service and product reliability.

Lincoln, NE, Jan. 11, 2018 – Geist, provider of intelligent power and management solutions for data centers, today announced it will offer a 5-year warranty for its product portfolio, effective immediately on select new purchases.*

Universal PDU | Geist

Lincoln, NE, Nov. 6, 2017 –   Geist, provider of intelligent power and environmental management solutions, today announced a universal power distribution unit (UPDU) compliant with Microsoft’s Project Olympus – Microsoft’s next generation cloud hardware design and model for open source hardware development in collaboration with the Open Compute Project (OCP) community.

Watchdog Wi launched for your data center

Lincoln, NE, Nov. 1, 2017 – Geist, provider of intelligent power and environmental management solutions, today introduced the Watchdog Wi, an innovative standalone solution for wirelessly monitoring environmental conditions in mission-critical facilities. The system provides continuous visibility throughout a facility’s thermal state with a robust and flexible alternative to hardwired sensors and systems.


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