Written by Doug Oathout, VP of Green IT Enterprise Storage and Servers
IT organizations have been building infrastructure in silos for twenty years; the network administrator builds the interconnects, the storage administrator makes sure the data is accessible and secure, the servers administrator monitors application and server availability and the facilities manager makes sure everything is getting enough power and cooling to run safely. This all sounds good until you run out of space, power and above all money, now what do you do?
Enter HP Data Center Smart Grid
The HP Data Center Smart Grid creates an intelligent, energy-aware environment across IT and facilities to optimize and adapt energy use. It collects and communicates thousands of power and cooling measurements across IT systems and facilities in real-time to give customers more efficient insight and control over energy use. This lets customers support business growth by hosting more applications and services within the same energy footprint, thereby making more effective use of existing capacity and capital investments.
Increases the capacity and useful lifespan of the data center, postponing or eliminating additional capital expense
Reduces operating costs required to power and cooling IT systems
Improves reliability by optimizing power and cooling efficiency of IT and facilities
Provides insight and control over energy costs and environmental impact