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|In This Issue: Focus on Power and Cooling Management||January 11, 2011
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Upgrading its data center with a new power and cooling management system enables West Des Moines Community Schools in Iowa to reduce energy costs and improve operations.
Judson Independent School District and Nebo School District 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.
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.
Any school district 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.
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.
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