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Measuring PUE doesn't have to be hard

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 by Scot Love

Trying to understand the impacts of changes in demand in your data center? Perhaps you want to measure the impacts of energy efficiency initiatives you recently implemented. Or, you may be a U.S. federal government data center manager looking for ways to meet the requirements of Executive Order 13693 with its mandate to meet specific PUE levels.

Whatever your reason for measuring PUE, Packet Power offers a focused, simple solution.

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Topics: data center monitoring, Know your power, PUE

Ethernet Gateway Version 4 now available

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Alan Katz

Packet Power is pleased to announce Version 4 of our Ethernet Gateway is now available.

It provides a foundation for new Gateway functionality while working seamlessly with existing Packet Power devices.

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Topics: data center monitoring, Packet Power, New product launch

Walk and chew gum -- data center monitoring at every speed

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Paul Bieganski

Data center infrastructure monitoring is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. There are many parameters you could monitor:  power, energy, temperature, humidity, pressure, etc. There are also multiple levels in physical and organizational hierarchy that monitoring could be deployed at:  main feeds, PDUs, cabinets, busways, servers, etc. Obviously, you want a system that supports as many parameters as possible and covers them throughout the hierarchy.

What is sometimes forgotten, however, is the dimension of time. Good monitoring also takes place on multiple time scales.

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Topics: data center monitoring, data centre monitoring

Multi-company study on server room energy efficiency uses Packet Power to drive insights

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by Troy Wyborny

Energy is one of the highest costs in data centers -- even the small ones. Server rooms and data closets (known as "small embedded data centers") are one of the fastest growing end users of electrical energy in commercial buildings in the United States. And as much as one third of their energy usage is unnecessary, representing a significant cost savings opportunity.

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Topics: data center monitoring, environmental monitoring, power monitoring, server room energy efficiency

Helping Involta manage power in eight data centers for hundreds of clients

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 by Alan Katz

Co-location companies need the ability to track power usage at the cabinet level to accurately bill customers, meet their SLAs, and plan for growth. Involta, a rapidly growing multi-tenant data center services provider, wanted one monitoring solution that could meet the needs of a number of different facilities with different power configurations. Packet Power delivered a solution that installed quickly, integrated seamlessly and provides value to Involta and Involta's clients.

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Topics: data center monitoring, Involta, EMX, environmental monitoring, co-location, power monitoring

How to grow into data center monitoring without breaking your budget or your career

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by Paul Bieganski

Data center power and environmental monitoring can be a daunting project, but it shouldn’t be! It should be a simple and low risk proposition, quickly providing tangible benefits.  Many of our customers have done it. We distilled their experiences into eight simple rules and present them below. Whatever solution you choose, we hope you will find them helpful.

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Topics: data center monitoring, environmental monitoring, power monitoring

How Data Realty helps its customers avoid unplanned outages

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Alan Katz

One of the things that can keep co-location data center managers up at night is the worry that customers will unknowingly exceed their capacity and trip a breaker resulting in the possibility of an unplanned outage.

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Topics: data center monitoring, realtime alerts, EMX, environmental monitoring, power monitoring

DC in the DC

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 by Paul Bieganski

Direct Current has been an intermittently hot topic in the Data Center community for over a decade, yet it remains relatively unknown. It is finally beginning to change and many of our customers are starting to consider and actually deploy DC systems. Here's a brief review of the basics of DC vs. AC installations.

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Topics: data center monitoring, Know your power, DC monitoring, DC

What do you need to know to manage your data center more effectively?

Posted on Monday, November 9, 2015 by Troy Wyborny

You probably need to know which circuits could handle more power and which are at risk of tripping. Are you also being asked to reduce cooling costs but aren't sure where you can safely increase ambient temperature? How confident are you in your documentation for meeting service level agreements? Is all this information instantly accessible?

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Topics: data center monitoring, EMX

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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