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How will the HP Data Center Smart Grid solve the #1 data center constraint?

By Steve Cumings, Director, SCI Marketing, ISS

How will the HP Center Smart Grid solve the #1 data center constraint?

As we talk to customers around the world, they continue to tell us their #1 challenge is power and cooling. The problem is this: When a power or cooling limit is reached in the data center, it can slow or halt deployment of additional IT. And that in turn can slow business growth.

In many cases though, these limits are artificial; the data center has enough power or cooling capacity, but it’s stranded in silos and isn’t actively monitored or managed for most effective use The solution is to approach the data center holistically, and integrate the data center energy elements so they can work at maximum effectiveness.  HP’s Data Center Smart Grid will do exactly that, and extend our existing portfolio to actively monitor and manage IT. 

Result?  A data center where energy capacity is understood, is flexibly architected, and is delivered where it’s needed – in exactly the amount that’s needed.  When IT and facilities are actively managed and linked, they can work in concert:  the IT working at maximum power efficiency, and the facility delivering exactly the right amount of support.  This not only adds data center capacity and thus postpone capital expense, but allows maximum energy savings – giving customers faster ROI, and the opportunity to align with utility and green initiatives. 

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