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Top Ten Reasons to Use Energy Resource Management Software

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Lack of available power along with the energy expenses associated with IT equipment and cooling infrastructure has heightened the requirement for data center energy efficiency initiatives. Until now, it’s been difficult to successfully improve energy usage and gain visibility in the data center because of the cost and complexity involved in gathering actionable information about power consumption and utilization without adding more hardware to the data center. Until now, it has been nearly impossible to determine the “usefulness” of a given device in order to tie power consumption back to business priorities. Watch as Viridity Software takes you through the top 10 reasons to use energy resource management software.

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Top Ten Reasons to Use Energy Resource Management Software

  1. 1. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />TOP #10 Reasons to Use Energy Resource Management Software<br />
  2. 2. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br /># 10 Identify All Networked Equipment<br />
  3. 3. Identify All Networked Equipment<br />Quit managing thedata center withspreadsheets<br />Auto-discover ITassets down to thesubcomponent level<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />3<br />
  4. 4. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br /># 9 Eliminate Extra Hardware & Agents<br />
  5. 5. Eliminate Extra Hardware & Agents<br />Don’t add to power bill by deploying unnecessary sensors<br />Gather information through standard network protocols<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />5<br />
  6. 6. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br /># 8 Remove Underutilized Servers<br />
  7. 7. Remove Underutilized Servers<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />7<br />Identify candidates fordecommissioning or virtual consolidation<br />Enable additionalapplicationdeployment in existing data center<br />EnergyCenter: Underutilized Server Identification<br />
  8. 8. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br /># 7 Gather Information Dynamically<br />
  9. 9. Gather Information Dynamically<br />Eliminate snapshots that gather point in time data<br />Trend powerusage and utilization over time<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />9<br />EnergyCenter: Power Utilization Profile<br />
  10. 10. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br /># 6 Know Top Power Consumers<br />
  11. 11. Know Top Power Consumers<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />11<br />Identify equipment in the data center using the most power<br />Replace top candidates with newer, efficient hardware <br />EnergyCenter: Top Power Consumers<br />
  12. 12. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br /># 5 Optimize Equipment Placement<br />
  13. 13. Optimize Equipment Placement<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />13<br />Provide intelligent on-going asset and facility management <br />Maximize available space, power, and cooling resources <br />EnergyCenter: Optimal Placement<br />
  14. 14. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br /># 4 Manage Remote Data Centers<br />
  15. 15. Manage Remote Data Centers<br />Understand powerconsumption acrossmultiple data centers<br />Determine availablecapacity per location<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />15<br />
  16. 16. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br /># 3 Remove IT & Facilities Silos<br />
  17. 17. Remove IT & Facilities Silos<br />Foster communicationbetween IT, datacenter, and facilitiesmanagers<br />Make crossdepartmentaldecisions based onreal, actionableinformation<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />17<br />Facilities<br />IT<br />
  18. 18. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br /># 2 Stop Wasting Power & Cooling<br />
  19. 19. Stop Wasting Power & Cooling<br />Discover 20 to 40%improvements in data center energyefficiency<br />Place hottestequipment in thecoolest aisles<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />19<br />
  20. 20. Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br /># 1 Start Saving Money Immediately<br />
  21. 21. Remove servers that are not performing useful work for the business<br />Reduce your data center energy costs<br />Extend the life of your existing equipment<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />21<br />Start Saving Money Immediately<br />
  22. 22. Learn More at Viridity.com<br />Download Viridity white papers<br />Register for a Viridity webinar<br />Try our NEW ROI calculator!<br />Copyright © 2010 Viridity Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved <br />22<br />

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