Environmental Monitoring: You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Monitor

It's critical to keep an eye on environmental monitoring. Remember, you can't manage what you don't monitor.

Bill Kleyman

May 22, 2014

2 Min Read
Environmental Monitoring: You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Monitor

Data center administrators are tasked with running an optimally efficient environment. This means understanding resource utilization, how equipment is being deployed and, of course, the environmental impact of a new high-density, multi-tenant, data center platform.

Here’s the challenge:  the modern data center is a lot more complex than it used to be. Because of that - data centers are taking the heat - literally and figuratively. With equipment generating enormous amounts of thermal energy, data centers continue to shovel operational funds into cooling as energy costs steadily climb. Environmental optimization is so demanding that Emerson Network Power cites that cooling and energy make up 44% of the average data center’s cost of ownership. These shocking levels of energy consumption have led to much rebuttal in the media—particularly, the negative environmental impact of the data center industry’s staggering 200% increase in power consumption between 2000 and 2005 in addition to the more modest, but nonetheless concerning, 36% increase between 2005 and 2010.

In this whitepaper from RF Code, we learn how the addition of the right intelligent environment monitoring system will replace a seemingly inescapable chain of costs and inefficiencies with savings and smarter management. The right system provides the insight needed to lower energy consumption.

When it comes to understanding the direct benefits of a powerful monitoring and management solution – consider the following:

  • Understanding Cost Savings: Lower Energy Expenditure and Beyond

  • Incorporating Lower Installation Costs

  • Delivery of Lower Energy Expenditures

  • Improving Infrastructure Management

  • How Monitoring Will Lower Downtime Risk

  • Creating a Smaller Carbon Footprint

Your data center will only grow in importance to your organization. Download this whitepaper today to learn how advanced environmental monitoring technology is able to optimize data center infrastructure, reduce downtime risk, and provide the metrics needed to publically demonstrate that your company has lowered its carbon footprint. Ultimately, all of these benefits help ensure a good return-on-investment (ROI) and that the savings will continue to increase.

About the Author(s)

Bill Kleyman

Bill Kleyman has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise technology. He also enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues about tech. His published and referenced work can be found on Data Center Knowledge, AFCOM, ITPro Today, InformationWeek, NetworkComputing, TechTarget, DarkReading, Forbes, CBS Interactive, Slashdot, and more.

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