To satisfy increasing load densities created by advances in server equipment as well as an increased demand for computing power, greater data center power consumption is necessary. Energy efficiency measures are therefore highly important considerations for data center designers, operators and owners.
This white paper from Schneider Electric outlines a software-based approach to the data gathering, trending, and analysis that are necessary to apply successful energy efficiency measures in data center environments. First, it discusses the importance of energy efficiency to the data center, how to measure efficiency, and how to strategically manage your data centers energy in the most efficient way. Next, it reviews energy models, as well as benchmark references to aid in setting an energy baseline to allow for comparison of the performance of systems’ performances over time. Lastly, the paper details methods of energy control, such as peak shaving, load shedding and energy storage.
Learn the best strategies for creating an energy efficient system within your data center. Click here to download this white paper from Schneider Electric on techniques for the reduction of energy consumption through software based methods.