While reliability remains the #1 objective of data center owners/operators, energy efficiency is becoming a top priority as end users look to reduce operational costs. We help to address these issues by educating this market about methodologies that can be applied to address the challenges faced as data center end-users seek to become better managers of energy.
The March 2009 issue of Mission Critical Magazine features the expert whitepaper, Tackling Today’s Data Center Energy Efficiency Challenges: A Software-Oriented Approach, written by Schneider Electric data center experts, Bill Brown, P.E. – lead engineer of Square D Power Systems Engineering, James Parker, PE/CEM/CMVP – engineer, application staff of Square D Engineering Services, and Hugh Lindsay – segment manager of Critical Power in Canada.
The whitepaper identifies the challenges faced by data center owners and operators, and describes methods that can be applied to manage increased load densities caused by advances in server equipment technologies and increased demand for computing power. This paper outlines a software-based approach to the data gathering, trending, and analysis that are necessary to apply successful energy efficiency measures in data center environments.
Available in both print and web-based versions, Mission Critical Magazine reaches more than 30,000 data center industry professionals