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Save Money with an Energy Monitoring System

Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Your energy costs are likely going up. It's an unavoidable expense because you need electricity to do business. How can you reign this in? The first step is knowing exactly where the power is being used. Once you have that data, you can make good decisions around strategically reducing energy usage as well as getting the most out of the power you are drawing. If energy monitoring has not been a part of your business plan before, now is the time to start.

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Topics: data center monitoring, power monitoring, data center energy efficiency, energy efficiency, Facilities monitoring, reduce energy costs, wireless power monitor

Understand Power: Volts, Amps, Watts, Watt-hours and Cost

Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2021 by Paul Bieganski

We live in a world of electrical power. It runs our lights, heating, cooling, computers, and machinery. Consider a data center or any large power-hungry facility -- they need power to function and they must ensure enough power is always available. But power isn’t free. Data center managers closely track power as the cost of energy used by a server over its useful life routinely exceeds its purchase price. And most data centers spend twice that amount to cool the servers and remove heat from the facility.

Here's a quick review on the basics of electricity -- Volts, Amps, Watts and Watt-hours. Adding information on cost at the bottom turns this review of the basics into a necessary part of any critical facility manager's job.

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Topics: Know your power, Power basics, energy efficiency

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