You’ve Just Been Told To Slash Your Data Center Power Consumption. Now What?

RJ Tee
July 21, 2015

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You just received a memo from upstairs letting you know that your boss read last month’s power bill, and was not happy about how much energy your data center used. Now, the onus is on you to get your power management strategy under control so that you don’t get the same memo again next month.

Where do you even begin?

The most important issue you’ll want to address first is the lack of communication that exists between you and the C-suite. Part of the reason your boss is upset is because he or she is paying a lot of money without really understanding why. 

The last thing you want is for a penny-pinching executive to start slashing your data center power budget, as this will make your job infinitely more difficult.  So here’s what you need to do to fix this problem: You need to come to your boss with a detailed report showing the steps you are taking to reduce your department’s energy usage.

Server Technology is one company that can help with this process. Using its intelligent cabinet power distribution units (PDU), and power monitoring software, power management and reporting will be a breeze. You will be able to see exactly how much energy your cabinets are using in real-time, so you can make critical changes and find ways to eliminate waste. Further, you will gain access to detailed reports that you can share with the C-suite, which will make it easy to see where the organization’s dollars are being spent.

Click here for more information on how Server Technology can help you turn things around.

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