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Making the case for facility monitoring

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by Packet Power Team

You know that your operations team can use energy usage data to help ensure your entire facility runs more smoothly. Monitoring can also save money by reducing costs and extending the life of critical equipment. It can identify inefficient energy use and times when buildings are approaching peak demand usage triggering peak utility pricing. Monitoring can highlight ways to safely reduce cooling costs. Monitoring delivers the data to help in capacity planning. It can help identify when additional capital expenditures will be needed or that such investments can be delayed.

Even though we know the benefits of monitoring, it can still be viewed as "non critical" when budgets are constrained. Here are a few tips to help make the case for adding power and environmental monitoring to your critical facility.

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Topics: data center monitoring, Packet Power, wireless monitoring, cost allocation, environmental monitoring, power monitoring, Wireless technology, Facilities monitoring, reduce energy costs

Price power in your data center to propel profits

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Troy Wyborny

How you charge for power is one of the most important pricing decisions you make as a hosting company.  Whether you allocate costs based on energy used (kWh),  the maximum load your facility must provide (peak  kVA),  typical usage (average hourly W) or some other approach,  your choice will have a significant impact on both your selling strategy and your revenues. Packet Power’s EMX Energy Portal provides instant access to detailed power usage information helping dozens of colo companies like yours effectively bill customers.

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Topics: data center monitoring, cost allocation

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