The Secrets Behind Data Center Power: Managing for Energy Efficiency

Increased efficiency gains in the data center are directly connected to how you control the environmental variables of your environment. Check out this white paper for tips on managing efficiency and saving data center power costs.

Bill Kleyman

November 12, 2013

2 Min Read
The Secrets Behind Data Center Power: Managing for Energy Efficiency

As today's data centers continue to evolve, administrators are continuously seek to provide more services with better efficiency. As demand increases -- more technologies are in use in the data center and more users are packed into this multi-tenancy environment -- how can organizations continue to create efficiency?

The reality is increased efficiency gains are connected to how you control the environmental variables of your data center environment. This white paper from Server Technology directly examines the key trends, considerations and challenges facing current data center environments. With the understanding that organizations must be more efficient and reduce both operating costs and capital costs, the following major challenges facing data centers today are shared and discussed in the paper:

  • Environmental Monitoring and Cost Savings

  • Scheduling to Save Power

  • Increasing Power Density/Demand

  • Capacity Planning

  • Greater Efficiency

  • Business Performance Metrics

  • Sustainability/Green Initiatives

  • Locating Stranded Capacity

  • Doing More with Less Resources

As data center technologies evolve to meet demands of the modern business, administrators will need to know the key aspects to keeping their data center running optimally. Download this white paper today to learn more about:

  • Capacity Planning

  • Predictive Trending

  • Monitoring Power Usage

  • Increasing Data Center Efficiency

  • Focusing on Green Initiatives

  • Using Circuits for 3-Phase Load Balancing

  • Locating Stranded Capacity

  • Finding Zombie Servers

  • Power Monitoring/Custom Device Templates

  • Monitoring Solutions and Software Tools

When most IT organizations list their top three areas of operational concern, power is often the first item. This might translate to keeping up with increased densities as organizations try to meet the ever greater demand for computing and storage. Or, the concern might be associated with the cooling challenges that result from these increased densities. Either way, power cost and availability will continue to drive efficiency within each data center organization for the foreseeable future.

Proper monitoring tools ensure the user begins to measure data center operations for a better understanding of past, present, and future performance. There will be further innovations around the monitoring and management platform. It will be critical for your organization to work with these technologies to ensure that information around data center utilization and efficiency is always present.

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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