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Three Data Center Power Resolutions for 2015

Posted by Josh Schaap on Jan 16, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Time flies as, once again, we reached the end of another year. It seems like just yesterday we were sharing with you ways to shelter your network equipment from soaring summer temperatures. Now, you should be preparing your data center to handle 2015.

You’ll want to make sure your data center is well-equipped to handle the multitude of power-related challenges that will arise over the course of the next year. Toward this effort, we recommendation that you keep the following three data center power resolutions:

Let your racks breathe: Do your cables have a stranglehold on your racks? If so, they could be preventing cool air from getting to your servers, which could lead to overheating and equipment failure. Cable congestion also leads to frustration and confusion for network operators. So make sure reducing cable congestion is high on your list of priorities.

Improve your power usage effectiveness (PUE): Like most data centers, you simply don’t have the budget to be hemorrhaging money on inefficient equipment. You should make it a point, therefore, to improve your PUE, which is a metric for quantifying how efficiently your data center uses energy apart from cooling and other forms of overhead.

Gain control over your infrastructure: Are you managing your data center, or is your data center managing you? If you feel like you’ve lost control over your data center equipment, it’s only a matter of time before you experience a catastrophe like sudden power failure or you reach network capacity. You need critical insight through a robust data center power managing program that will let you see critical power draw in real time.

Server Technology, a leading provider of data center power management solutions, has all of the tools that you need to fulfill these resolutions. So don’t wait until the new year to actualize your goals. Click here to get started today. 

Topics: Data Center, power management, PUE, Server Technology, 2015

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