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Companies Ban Together to Explore Data Center Power Consumption
With the rising cost of data center power on everyone’s minds, a consortium of Indian companies has formed to help promote “going green” within the data center through the measurement of data center power consumption.
The group, which is referred to as the Green Datacenter group, is compiled of industry leaders and consultants who will work with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency on guidelines covering electrical, cooling, operations, maintenance, IT and infrastructure management, according to a recent Data Center Dynamics piece.
The group will develop its guidelines based on how customers and user of the data center consume and utilize power, according to Emerson Network Power (News - Alert) Managing Director Sandeep Nair who is on the committee. The group is made up of leaders who have actively studied data center power and have determined how to reduce power consumption so that companies can eventually enjoy cost savings.
“The basic measuring idea is very simple. It is a ratio of input and output,” Nair said in the article. “The output data divided by the input data divided by the power consumed helps us study and implement measures.”
“We are monitoring power usage, we are monitoring the environmentals and we are rolling all that information into the Sentry Power Manger” Senior Director of Software and Firmware Engineering Calvin Nicholson told TMCnet in a recent interview. “Once the information is rolled up into that tool then there’s a lot of different ways that the user can use that information. They can schedule reports so they can see what their power usage is, they can identify devices that are comatose or not doing any useful work and they can check those devices and/or turn those devices off.”
Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Rich Steeves
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