|[June 03, 2013]
Canara, Formerly IntelliBatt, Launches End-to-End Suite of Critical Power Solutions for the Datacenter
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. & BOCA RATON, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
a provider of monitoring, management and predictive analytics solutions
for critical backup power systems, today announced that the company has
officially rebranded from IntelliBatt to Canara to mark the launch of a
next generation end-to-end suite of uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
products and services aimed at datacenters and other applications aimed
at operators with mission critical power infrastructure.
Canara's new offerings build on the 20 years of battery monitoring
systems and services that the company delivered first as Data Power
Monitoring Corporation (DPMC) and later as IntelliBatt. Canara's
offerings now include end-to-end backup power systems and cloud-based
monitoring solutions, all supported by a nationwide field services team.
New products include branch circuit monitoring and a next generation
version of Canara's cloud-based monitoring portal designed to further
improve datacenter visibility, economics, asset utilization and uptime.
"As a company whose reputation and business depend on our ability to
keep our critical infrastructure up and running 100 percent of the time,
Cologix views Canara as both a crucial supplier and a strategic
partner," said Grant van Rooyen, CEO of Cologix. "Canara's innovation
within the end-to-end power chain infrastructure is market leading, and
we increasingly view their products as operational necessities to
reliably deliver our services to our customers. We consider their
predictive battery monitoring services to be crucial for any responsible
data center operator and their new Branch Circuit Monitoring solution
gives us cost effective, granular visibility into power utilization
across our customer base, allowing us to better address customer power
needs as their business grows. The result is the guaranteed uptime
expected by Cologix customers, along with better utilization and
management of the power assets in our datacenters."
Canara's two decades of expertise in providing predictive technologies
and monitoring services helps datacenters extend the lifetime of UPS and
battery assets, and ensure 100 percent uptime of mission critical power.
The company has monitored more than 1.2 million batteries and amassed
over 1.5 billion data points associated with power systems, power room
environmentals, performance, management and failure modes. This
unparalleled insight into datacenter power systems and large empirical
database has allowed Canara to develop proprietary software and
algorithmsthat serve as the underpinnings for its predictive analytics
"When I joined Canara almost a year ago, I saw the potential to
fundamentally shift the conversation in mission critical power
operations from battery monitoring to active power asset management
through predictive analytics, branch circuit monitoring, cloud-based
multi-facility management and other solutions," said Tom Barton, CEO of
Canara. "We've expanded the Canara value proposition immensely by
helping our customers better utilize, manage and extend the lifetime of
their power assets."
New additions to the Canara solution set include:
Branch Circuit Monitoring-Available in a "Lite" or "Pro"
series, Canara Branch Circuit Monitoring enhances visibility into the
power infrastructure, enabling load-based cost allocation and improved
capacity planning. When combined with the Canara Monitoring Operations
Center, this solution takes additional advantage of hosted monitoring
services that ensure 24x7x365 management of circuit-level power usage.
Cloud-based Reporting, Monitoring and Management-Canara's next
generation cloud-based power infrastructure monitoring and management
platform allows operators to quickly view site-specific, regional and
executive reports. Our customers and our 7x24x365 monitoring
operations center can securely access the monitoring portal from any
Internet-enabled device. Each report provides actionable intelligence
based on a thorough analysis of data collected on UPS, batteries,
power distribution, temperatures and more. The new monitoring portal
was designed in collaboration with Canara's customer base and sets a
new foundation to easily add additional elements of the power chain.
Big data now meets big power.
"Efficient energy storage and reliable backup power supply are the keys
to unlocking the economic potential of a number of markets beyond the
datacenter, including grid power management, renewable energy,
telecommunications infrastructure and transportation," said Steve
Cotton, founder and executive chairman of Canara. "The power of Canara's
monitoring and analytics platform is that it can be applied to just
about any application where power systems performance is mission
critical, to help deliver greater reliability and longer asset life."
The launch of the new brand and solution suite caps off a series of
milestones achieved by Canara over the past 12 months. In July of 2012,
the company appointed former Rackable Systems (News - Alert) CEO Tom Barton as its new
chief executive, adding a seasoned technology executive with experience
in taking emerging-growth innovators to market leadership positions.
Together with co-CEO Todd Ford, Barton helped Canara close a $22 million
round of financing led by Columbia Capital, with participation from CBC
Capital and private investors. The company has continued to gain market
share in the UPS and battery monitoring market, with large customer and
partner wins including Cologix, Digital Realty Trust, Computer Sciences (News - Alert)
Corporation and Savvis.
"A single blackout incident can cost millions of dollars in lost revenue
to a datacenter operator," said Sam Jaffe, senior research analyst at
Navigant Research. "In many instances, these events are avoidable by
deploying backup power system monitoring and management technologies
that alert operators to underperforming or failing UPS components and
allowing them to replace the assets before they become an issue. With
the growth of cloud-based services and the proliferation of big data, we
see the market for backup power management solutions growing over the
Canara is introducing and showcasing its new suite of branch circuit
monitoring and cloud-based monitoring portal this week at the 7x24
Exchange in Boca Raton, Florida.
Connect with Canara
Canara blog: www.canara.com/blog
Company website: www.canara.com
Canara, Inc., is a leading full-service solutions provider of power
systems infrastructure and predictive services to ensure uptime and
efficient asset management of critical backup power systems. With more
than 20 years of battery monitoring technology and services, the company
has monitored more than 1.2 million batteries and trended 1.5 billion
data points associated with power performance, management and failure.
Headquartered in San Rafael, California, and with offices in Silicon
Valley, New Jersey, London, Beijing, Canara's customers include leading
global companies such as Barclay's, Cologix, Comcast, Digital Realty
Trust, Equinix, FedEx, PG&E (News - Alert), Savvis and Sony. For more information,
please visit www.canara.com.
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