Energy costs are on the rise and companies are looking for ways to reduce power consumption and operating costs. We’re seeing this happen frequently in companies using space and power in colocation facilities.
Energy costs are rising upwards of 20 percent year over year. Add in monthly recurring charges and you’re going to see the total on your power bill rise and rise and swallow up your operating budget.
Imagine renting space in a high-rise office building in Manhattan for less than the cost of a colocation in Minnesota.
Now, what if you found out you were spending over 50% too much on power?
Typically, companies are making bulk power purchasing decisions based on manufacturers’ maximum-rated capacities of their equipment, rather than on the power actually used. Breaker sizes are often 120 percent of the network element’s maximum configuration while operating at minimum voltage and highest operating temperature.
Additionally, colocation space is often leased on a watts-per-square-foot allowance. If you are using maximum-rated capacities to calculate your power consumption, you are paying for more space and power than you need.
According to most colocation lease agreements, space is managed based on the availability and maximum allowable watts per square foot. You need to understand your power — how much you are using and what the costs are — to ensure you are maximizing your investment.
Without a way to measure the actual power consumption, you may be growing your colocation space prematurely and paying for more power than you need.
A national multi-system operator installed Amphenol Telect nrgSMART DC power distribution products and, within a matter of months, realized it was using only 30 percent of its purchased power.
That knowledge translated to:
The nrgSMART portfolio of DC power distribution panels provide circuit-level monitoring that reveals more insight into your network equipment power consumption than ever before.
Capture your power use data at the individual circuit level and potentially reduce your monthly recurring charges by up to 50 percent and still have room for future growth.
Monitor your power use and scale your bulk power purchase to what you need when you need it.
Ready to manage your power budget better? Reach out to us at 1-509-926-6000 or email@example.com. We’ll get you started.
Ruth Bingaman is the Product Manager of Power at Telect. She's passionate about solving customer challenges with power distribution. Her top product is the nrgSMART family of DC power distribution with circuit-level fuse monitoring.
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