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Three Reasons to Invest in Data Center Power Monitoring This Winter

Posted by Eric Giacomini on Jan 9, 2015 1:42:00 PM

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Right now you and your IT staff are in the process of planning your budget for 2015. During this course of action, have you considered investing in a data center power monitoring solution for your business?  

A data center power monitoring solution is a rack-level management system that lets you observe and control your power intake and environmental settings from a central Web-based location. It’s affordable, easy to install and simple to use.

Here are three major benefits it can provide for your facility: 

Increase UPS efficiency: When the electricity goes out in your facility and your UPS power supply kicks in, you’ll want to make sure that you squeeze every ounce of energy that you can from it. Research shows that the average UPS only has an efficiency level of 92 percent, so you’ll want to make sure that power is being adequately distributed to all of your equipment. A monitoring solution can help provide the visibility necessary for making critical changes when necessary to conserve power and protect your equipment.

Create a proactive IT culture: A power monitoring solution will help you spot electricity-related problems well in advance, giving you the power to make critical changes before downtime occurs. By establishing an IT culture based on proactive maintenance, you can save money and time in your data center.

Re-allocate your IT staff: Are your best IT workers spending the majority of their time tending to power-related issues? If so, it’s time to re-allocate your staff to higher-level work. This can be accomplished through the use of a central power manager, which can provide real-time power monitoring and alerting. When something goes wrong, your team will know exactly where the problem is and how to fix it.  

Topics: Data Center, power monitoring, IT, efficiency, 2015

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