The Importance of Real-Time Power Monitoring
January 11th, 2012 By: Michael Potts
With the growing costs of power and an increased uncertainty in power availability, energy conservation has become a major concern in the data center. Increases in the demand of computing power to satisfy mission critical applications along with the emergence of virtualization have had major effects on server density, making the need for an efficient energy management plan even more important. With the detailed knowledge of energy consumption gained from real-time monitoring within the data center, administrators can feel secure that they are making better, more energy conscious decisions.
This white paper from Raritan answers some of the most challenging questions associated with energy management while providing detailed explanations of how to correct some of the most common false assumptions regarding power consumption. It goes on to discuss methods for measuring the difference between IT equipment power load vs. total facility power load, and calculating Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). Lastly, it demonstrates what to do with the knowledge gleaned from these calculations, and how to make the best use of it while planning your data centers energy management strategy.
Learn the importance of accurately calculating your data center’s power needs. Click here to download this white paper from Raritan on energy requirement calculations and the advantages that come with real-time power monitoring.