July 6, 2010
Green IT is the focus of attention these days all around the globe. Managers of big Data centers play a leading role in the adaption and implementation of processes, tools and devices that support the objective of becoming “green”. They start changing their power infrastructure in order to show the energy consumption in the Data center and generate power usage charts on rack level or even server level by measuring and logging data over a long time. Reasons for this new behavior are very complex. On the one hand there are new rules or laws forcing Data center Managers to save energy and reduce the Carbon footprint. Others simply want to save money by saving energy. A third group of Data centers are looking for a solution to exactly measure the power consumption so that these costs can be billed to their customers. Last but not least there are efforts to fully use the capacity of a Data center and thus postpone expansions or moves and, again, save money – all not possible without an active and intelligent energy management system.
Raritan is extremely focused on these efforts. With our intelligent power products we provide solutions for our customers which help them to comply with the above described requirements. However, this confronts our customers with the problem of transmitting and finally storing data generated by intelligent energy management solutions. For our customers this means they have to provide IT communication and storage infrastructure and embed it in existing infrastructure. We have learned that this task is a quite challenging logistical issue for many customers since it requires a smooth cooperation between IT Managers and persons in charge for Facility.