At Rackmount Solutions, we believe that smart PDU’s are one of the most cost-effective means for data center managers to manage and reduce their energy costs. There are certainly other methods – utilization of biofuels, fuel cells, hydropower, solar and wind energy – but none of these technologies can approach the cost/overall savings return of a smart PDU.
REDUCE SERVER ENERGY CONSUMPTION
In their study, “Energy Logic: Reducing Data Center Energy Consumption by Creating Savings that Cascade Across Systems”, Emerson Network Power determined that servers use the most energy (44%) of any single data center component. And, that by reducing server energy utilization 1 watt, the cascading effect across the data center (power distribution, UPS, cooling, building switchgear/transformer) resulted in nearly 3 watts of overall power savings.
SMART PDUs ARE … SMART
That’s why we’re so high on smart PDU’s. Smart PDU’s (when coupled with power management software like Eaton’s Power Manager™ or Power Xpert™) allow data center professionals to monitor and manage:
- Power consumption at the outlet
- Power switching at the outlet level (on/off/reboot)
They also enable data center professionals to:
- Determine which circuits/servers have additional power available that could be used elsewhere
- Limit power consumption of specific servers/cabinets
- Cap power utilization
Using these tools – smart PDU’s and management software, data center professionals can realize, depending upon the size and scope of their implementation, thousands of watts of power savings in just a few weeks. And, considering that prices for smart PDUs begin at just a few hundred dollars, the Return on Investment (ROI) for a smart PDU can be just a few months.
What might a smart PDU mean to you? Significant energy and monetary savings!
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