Rising energy costs are a fact of life. The need to control those costs requires data center managers to increase energy efficiency not only in the data center, but to work with facilities management to improve efficiency across the entire organizational estate. For a majority of organizations, improving energy efficiency is about saving money. Therefore, managing power consumption and optimizing cooling are at the top of their to-do list.
Managing power consumption could involve deploying new energy-efficient equipment, but due to the expense, most companies put that off until it is time for a scheduled technology refresh. As a result, cooling is the single-largest data center operational and energy cost that can generate a return on investment when remediated. So, optimizing cooling is one of the first areas data center managers should look to in order to reduce costs and increase efficiency.