All Energy Resources Must be Monitored in the Data Center
December 14, 2015
These days, there’s no shortage of new and exciting alternative data center power options from which you can choose. Consider nuclear energy, for instance. A few years ago, nobody was using nuclear energy to power their data centers. But now, some facilities are starting to consider it.
One data center in Russia, for instance, is now running entirely on nuclear power; and one in Paris will be 85 percent nuclear in the near future. And we can speculate that many more will start to go this route in the near future, especially following the high profile Paris Climate Summit.
Solar, wind and hydroelectricity are all other viable options on the market.
Now, using alternative energy is a great way to increase efficiencies and become more sustainable. But keep in mind that as important as it is to select the right type of power, it’s just as important to invest in a robust power monitoring solution to accompany it. This way, you can keep a close watch on your progress.
Neglect this critical need, and you could wind up being seen as a greenwasher; that is, a company that invests in and boasts about its green solutions, but is actually producing a great deal of waste. Many businesses are guilty of this practice without even realizing it.
Utilizing a product such as Server Technology’s All-in-1 PDU solution, which combines three technologies including HDOT Switched on the PRO2 platform with alternating phase outlets, you can gain all of the data that you need to ensure that your facility is performing up to your expectations.