Storage giant EMC today rolled out new services and tools to help customers analyze the energy efficiency of their data center equipment. EMC becomes the latest vendor to roll out a power-focused consulting service, an approach which also offers the opportunity to pitch new equipment purchases as vendors develop new energy-efficient product lines. The offering includes EMC Energy Efficiency Services (PDF) as well as a power calculator to provide precise readings on power usage for EMC products.
"As energy costs continue to rise and power grid capacity is pushed to the brink, energy provisioning and consumption are emerging as critical concerns for today's CIOs, IT administrators and facility managers," said Paul Goetz, EMC Vice President of Consulting and Management Services. "Energy costs represent the second largest line item associated with datacenter operations today, consuming more than 10% of a typical enterprise's IT budget