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Data center energy efficiency talent at Uptime Institute

Posted in uptime on February 8th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Matt Stansberry joins the Uptime Institute as the organization’s Director of Content and Publications.  …

…   “Stansberry, a well-known industry expert, has researched data center trends for nearly a decade and wrote an award winning book on data center energy efficiency. Stansberry will focus on the development of research-driven publications and programming by tapping into the Institute’s expert leadership, the Site Uptime Networks (Network), and industry-at-large.”   …

Via Uptime Institute: Thought Leadership Release (PDF).

Raritan Rack Power Metering for Data Centers

Posted in alerts, efficiency, energy-consumption, notifications, power-management, power-measurement, power-meters, power-utilization, raritan, uptime on October 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raritan launches smart inline power meters, the Dominion PX-3000 Series, for rack data collection capabilities. …

… “Dominion PX-3000 intelligent inline power meters also enable: Increasing uptime through power metering and standards-based threshold/alerting for notifications prior to branch circuit breakers failing; Driving data center efficiency behavior by collecting energy consumption (kwh) data for internal or customer bill back; Improving power utilization by metering to identify additional power capacity (find stranded power) and maximize utilization of existing sites, delaying large capital expenditures for new sites; Raritan’s intelligent power meters uniquely provide real-time information to help make data center decisions, such as where servers should be placed for optimal efficiency. If power or environmental user-defined thresholds are exceeded, PX-3000 sends email-based alerts in addition to SNMP Traps. ” …

Via Raritan: Intelligent Inline-Meter Rack PDUs for Data Center IT Equipment

Energy Benchmarking

Posted in asset-utilization, benchmarks, calculation, energy-efficiency, facility-improvement, power-utilization, server-efficiency, uptime on January 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Use data center benchmarking to identify opportunities to improve energy-efficiency. Uptime Institute offers insights into energy efficiencies. …

… “This calculation multiplies the efficiency of one’s technology by the efficiency of the physical facility. Uptime calculates IT efficiency by multiplying a data center’s IT asset utilization rate by the energy efficiency of the servers. ” …

Via Computerworld: Benchmark data center energy costs