More on measuring and managing energy and thermal performance in the data center
Karl Helbig 270001N2U6 firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  green tivoli energy-management ibm energy-monitoring energy maximo ibm-energy-management green-it green-data-center green-and-beyond energy-efficiency monitoring green-infrastructure sustainability management meo 1,194 Visits
Energy management is no longer just an option for organizations today; it’s a strategic imperative. There are growing pressures to control costs in challenging economic times and to operate responsibly amid concerns about climate change. Achieving energy efficiency across the vast range of systems and assets within an organization is essential. So why not take a closer look at your technology infrastructure and see if you can better manage how energy is being used?
Measuring and managing energy and thermal performance is often considered the foundation for most energy management capabilities. It involves gaining the necessary visibility into current energy and thermal data as well as the related costs. And it should provide a consolidated and more granular view of energy usage, and a baseline that can be used to compare performance against industry metrics or internal past performance. Once the energy and thermal information is collected and stored, organizations will have the data to:
- Identify areas where energy consumption and costs can be reduced
- Achieve operational efficiencies with a consolidated view of energy usage
- Enable future management capabilities, such as:
- Improved power & cooling capacity planning
- Energy cost allocation
- Reporting for compliance or subsidies
Learn more about IBM Energy Management at Pulse 2010 or check it out on the web.