Over the last decade, electrical metering has become “key” for data-center management. That’s according to a new Anord Mardix report that explores the potential for optimizing data-center power management with advanced multi-circuit monitoring systems.
That said, deploying metering throughout a data-center facility is expensive, and can be inhibitive.
The new report explores in full how multi-circuit metering systems (MCMS) have the potential to provide advanced metering capabilities at a lower-cost level.
The newly developed products offer a lower-cost, more effective deployment option that can help DCs to easily integrate metering to optimize power utilization across the facility, according to the report.
An integrated MCMS can monitor systems at a granular level, catching potential issues and providing early warning, allowing a potential failure to be easily addressed downstream before it becomes a bigger problem upstream.
Reports like these are as important in part because of the included use cases and rational for using electrical metering in data centers can vary widely depending on “industry, market segment or application,” according to Anord Mardix.
Why deploy metering? According to Anord Mardix, tracking and managing data can inform decision makers in the following ways:
- It helps organizations identify abnormally low-or high-energy usage and potential causes.
- It helps organizations track and manage energy costs, verify energy bills, and prioritize, validate and reduce energy costs through improved energy efficiency and energy management.
- It allows organizations to quantitatively assess data-center performance and to benchmark it across a level playing field.
- It helps organizations develop and validate energy-efficiency strategies and identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency by lowering energy and operational costs
- Energy performance metrics can also be used to commission and detect faults in physical systems and diagnose their causes.
With this information, data-center organization will be better able to make decisions that will help reduce costs, increase energy efficiency and prevent unplanned downtime throughout the data-center lifecycle and improve data-center power management.
The new report takes a look at the following elements in detail:
- Evolution of metering and where the technology and market stand today
- The benefits and best-practices associated with metering deployment in a variety of data center environments
- Key device attributes and why they matter
- How new advanced MCMS products provide a less expensive
- New installed, feature-rich metering solutions
Download the full report, “Optimizing Data Center Power Management with Advanced Multi-Circuit Monitoring Systems,” to further explore how data center power management can work toward your advantage utilizing advanced multi-circuit monitoring systems.