Obtain useful advice about power and cooling management in our January 2011 EdTech e-newsletter.

  In This Issue: Focus on Power and Cooling Management

UPTIME: District Improves Reliability
POWER MANAGEMENT: Boost Energy Efficiency
METRICS: How to Calculate PUE
REVIEW: Raritan Power IQ Virtual Appliance

January 11, 2011  

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Powerful Benefits
District increases uptime with new Eaton Powerware system

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.

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Expediting Uptime
Centralized monitoring of power devices improves energy management

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.

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Do the Math
Calculate the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric

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.

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Product Review  

Raritan Power IQ
Power management software generates useful analytics

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.

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Keep Your Cool
Getting data center cooling just right

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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White Paper

Green IT Practices: How schools can become more efficient, reduce costs and go green


Product Review

Tripp Lite Smart 1500XL: UPS delivers high functionality at a reasonable price


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