Trellis Energy Insight

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Emerson Network Power Solution Suite

real-time infrastructure optimization

With the need to reduce costs, IT managers are being challenged with rising energy costs as well as the total watts consumed. At the same time, these managers are focused on ensuring their facilities run 24/7 without disruption since losses due to unplanned shutdowns are very costly. Supplying this level of service and reducing costs at the same time is a huge challenge and most IT managers are struggling when it comes to finding the right solution. To make sure the data center functions at peak performance, the IT manager needs to understand the sources of data center operating inefficiencies to identify areas for performance improvement. The bottom line is that IT managers need to make their facilities as energy efficient as possible. Monitoring of real-time and accurate metrics for energy consumption is needed to make data centers energy efficient. It is critical that they have the tools that let them see their power usage effectiveness (PUE) and data center infrastructure efficiency (DCIE) when they need to. These metrics also need to be industry compliant, adhering to standards by The Green Grid and the like. Through the use of Energy Insight within the Trellis platform, visibility into the energy consumption and operating efficiencies within the data center have never been easier. With the Energy Insight unified dashboard, you gain visibility into the energy consumption and operating efficiency of the data center. IT managers are able to use the information gathered to maximize energy usage, minimize energy waste and reduce utility costs. The unified and practical Energy Insight dashboard allows managers to view current and historical efficiency metrics, as well as calculate both consumption and costs—a feature perfect for data centers that are not yet properly instrumented for measuring facility and IT load. These features combined make Energy Insight the perfect energy analysis tool to make data centers more Green Grid-compliant, more economical and more energy efficient. With Energy Insight you can: • Identify real-time power consumption • Calculate utility cost at the system and unit levels • Comply with industry-approved efficiency metrics (PUE and DCIE) • Determine current and future energy needs based on historical data • View operating efficiency losses and recognize areas for performance improvements • Configure source and currency to be used for utility cost calculation • Customize the dashboard to exclude certain facility load parts in a mixed use facility • Enter data manually if the data center is not properly instrumented for measuring total facility or IT load

Benefits
• Accurately understand realtime energy consumption (kW/hours) and cost of operating subsystems through a unified dashboard • Capture current and historical efficiency metrics (PUE and DCIE) to ensure compliance to Green Grid’s efficiency metrics for data centers • Understand and track where inefficiencies are occurring within devices and subsystems in the data center to identify areas for performance improvement • View a unified dashboard that provides Data Center Managers visibility into the energy consumption and operating efficiency of the data center

Trellis Energy Insight
TM

Emerson Network Power Solution Suite

Compute Costs, Not Just Energy Consumption
• With a unified dashboard, see real-time information, energy usage and operating efficiency—key information when determining system peak performance, maximizing energy usage and minimizing energy waste • Compute for real-time power consumption (kW/hour) for a device or a group of devices and determine ways to balance capacity and demand within the data center • Configure source and currency details that facilitate utility cost calculations at the system and unit levels • View utility costs with energy consumption and efficiency metrics in monitoring and management solutions • Understand capacity usage to ensure business-critical services are always running while lowering operating costs

Update and Comply to Industry-Approved Efficiency Metrics

• Improve performance efficiency and reduce risk of unplanned downtime by knowing the current and future energy needs of the data center based on historical data • Gauge efficiency and comply with current and historical industry-approved efficiency metrics (PUE and DCIE) • Understand the sources of operating inefficiencies in order to roll out measures to improve peak performance • Customize dashboards so users can enter data manually if the data center is not properly instrumented for measuring total facility or IT load • Eliminate readings from one or more devices when making PUE and DCIE calculations in a mixed use (office space + data center) data center facility

Trellis Energy Insight

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