Power Monitoring: Ensuring the efficiency of your server room

PDUs: Active metering to enable energy optimisation

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Do you need power monitoring to manage an overload within your server room? Would your business be damaged by a sudden loss of power? With most companies now relying on their IT systems for the day to day running of their business making sure they work as efficiently as possible is vital.

Effective power monitoring should help to reduce your energy and operational costs; increase IT system capacity; minimise expensive downtime, improve power and equipment reliability and help meet your company’s sustainability goals.

Ecl-ips supplies power distribution units (PDUs) to help you manage power efficiently to meet the requirements of your IT hardware. At their simplest PDUs deliver the power required for the equipment within the rack, more advanced units can provide management information on power consumption and local environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity.

We can offer rack PDUs from Schneider Electric’s APC – both switched and metered – and from Excel Networking, a Mayflex brand. The APC metered Rack PDUs provide active metering to enable energy optimization and circuit protection. They also generate power utilisation data to allow IT managers to make informed decisions on load balancing and include a temperature/humidity sensor port and ultra-low-profile circuit breakers. User-defined alarm thresholds mitigate risk with real-time local and remote alerts to warn of potential circuit overloads.

Additionally, we can offer Excel’s Intelligent Power Distribution Unit (iPDU) range which offers a high specification portfolio of power distribution units that are designed to suit any environment, where monitoring or managing of information is required. The iPDUs are a highly flexible solution, with all versions having a built-in environmental centre covering a series of functions for optimum monitoring and measuring, even down to individual socket monitoring and switching.

Ecl-ips is a specialist in all forms of real-time monitoring and management. We can include power monitoring as part of our server room audit to ensure that you are managing this in your server room as effectively as possible. If you want us to advise you on your power monitoring needs contact us.