Reduce: Reducing Critical Load Energy Demands
Reducing demand for power is one of the simplest activities that can be undertaken. Within the data centre this can range from the basics such as “turning the light off” or removing “comertosed” and redundant server equipment to streamlining servers and implementing virtualization software.
Other techniques with energy reduction include voltage optimization which simply reduces the operating voltage. Workspace Technology is committed to assist our customers in the implementation of procedures and technology to “reduce” energy demands.
Workspace Technology encourages our customers to deliver maximum “useful work” per watt. This will be delivered through a combination of consolidation, virtualization, storage optimization, low loss power supplies, energy efficient server architecture and energy avoidance technology and software.
Data Centre Infrastructure Management
Organizations struggling with the complexities of availability, server consolidation, virtualization and energy management are increasingly looking for more intelligent physical infrastructure management systems. Workspace Technology as an APC Elite Data Centre Software Partner delivers customers proactive data centre management through integrated software applications enabling design, real-time monitoring, inventory management and planning through predictive simulation.
APC’s StruxureWare for Data Centres allows data centres to run more smoothly on a daily basis, and its built-in business tools for short and long-term planning and budgeting help keep capital and operational costs and energy use in line.
Through next generation DCIM software tools it will be possible to optimise the performance and directly influence the “critical” load.
Server Energy Optimization
Through the technology acquisition of Viridity EnergyCenter DCIM Software by Schneider Electric a cross-functional solution for understanding the connection between physical infrastructure, IT equipment and the applications that run on them is now attainable.
Viridity’s unique IT discovery and method of measuring server power consumption will be combined with Schneider Electric’s data centre software to deliver best-in-class asset tracking, capacity planning and energy visualization for superior energy management.
It will be possible to effectively manage applications and processing to ensure maximum useful work per watt.
As one of the UK’s leading Schneider Electric / APC Data Centre Infrastructure Management Software integrators Workspace Technology are leading the way in deploying this new and innovative technology for our clients across the UK.