Obtain useful advice about power and cooling management in our January 2011 EdTech: Focus on Higher Education e-newsletter.
|In This Issue: Focus on Power and Cooling Management
UPTIME: University Improves Reliability
|January 11, 2011
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After a bolt of lightning knocked out William Woods University's UPS units, the institution created a new server room and installed a three-phase Eaton BladeUPS Power System.
Georgetown University and Flagler College use power management tools to monitor UPS devices. This software can give IT departments more granular control over energy use and related costs and insight into environmental conditions.
Do The Math
Intended to help administrators improve data center efficiency, PUE is the ratio of total power into the data center to power used by IT. A rating below 2 is highly effective; above 3, and there are bigger problems than the IT gear.
Raritan Power IQ
Any institution that needs hard numbers on data center power consumption for billing or energy conservation purposes should check out the Raritan Power IQ 2.1 virtual appliance.
Keep Your Cool
IT staff often end up implementing excess cooling which wastes energy, but the Green Grid consortium shares seven strategies to optimize cooling in the data center and boost energy efficiency.
Continuity of Operations: Keeping your resources highly available
Green IT Practices: How institutions can become more efficient, reduce costs and go green
Small Steps: Saint Xavier University slashes electricity costs with in-rack cooling and a new UPS
Power Up: Colleges deploy UPS systems to guard against outages
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