Optimum capacity management and more efficiency for power and cooling in the data centre thanks to consolidated power and environment monitoring

As data centre and facility managers continuously strive to increase energy and resource efficiency in server rooms and data centres, monitoring and metering of power and environmental parameters is becoming increasingly important. Only on the basis of parameters can sound conclusions be made about the PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) and energy, thermal and even safety flaws identified and remedied. Moreover, the parameters determined via PDUs (Power Distribution Units), iPDUs as well as via various sensors (e.g. for temperature, humidity, airflow/airflow velocity, air pressure, etc.) make it possible to optimally manage power and cooling load at unit, PDU, rack, cabinet rows, room and data centre level.