If you think a power strip is a passive device with limited functionality and sketchy dependability, think again.

That’s because a Datto Managed Power device changes the paradigm of what a power strip can be for IT infrastructures everywhere.  It also means CranstonIT, as your managed service provider, can now remotely or automatically reboot virtually any of your non-responsive electronic devices and save you time and money in the process.

The Datto MP60 resembles most power strips, but was born in the cloud to enable remote configuration, deployment and ongoing management.  It includes surge protection for six outlets, two USB-A and two USB-C ports.  

The device connects to the Internet via Ethernet or WiFi, and allows for remote power cycling when needed.  Outlets can be turned on and off on demand or on a schedule.  This can be helpful for turning equipment on and off at specified times or remotely if there is a problem.  The MP60 can be set to continually monitor for an Internet connection.  If it detects the Internet is down it can automatically power cycle one or more of the outlets.   When the Internet goes down the first step in troubleshooting is to power cycle the modem.  With the MP60, this troubleshooting step can happen automatically with zero user interaction.

The Datto MP60 is helpful for any type of network equipment, including workstations, servers, switches and other IT components susceptible to downtime.  With all ports remotely managed, any of your connected devices can be rebooted quickly and effectively.

For more information on Datto Managed Power, watch Patrick Cranston’s Vlog on the MP60 (https://vimeo.com/299957791).  And when you have the need for managed power, reach out to us at 888-813-5558 or support@cranstonit.com.