Data Center Energy Management: Sensors vs. Software
Interestingly, Viridity Software, based in Massachusetts, reckons it can provide a moreaffordable solution to data center energy management than the typical use of sensors. The startup has raised $8 million in funding to market this software-based management system they’ve developed.
The software would cost just $500 per rack to implement, and would provide important information about server performance and power usage, so data center operators can sort out which servers are using more energy than they ought to be and which are being under-used. This information can then, of course, be used to adjust settings to maximize power efficiency. The software, called EnergyCenter, also provides direction on how best to lay out equipment in the physical space of the data center.
The software is more affordable than the more typical strategy of using wireless sensors and although it may not provide every detail that those wireless sensors would it has its strong points.
Check out the article at Earth2Tech for more on this new energy management solution.
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