Energy is the fastest growing expense in the data center, and you need a smart, scalable solution to optimize consumption. The JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) monitors and measures dynamic energy consumption and utilization of any device attached to the network. As a result, JouleX enables Load-Adaptive™ energy management for the data center, based on the principles of conservation and optimization.
JouleX’s network-based, agentless technology measures and optionally, controls energy usage in the data center at a granular level in order to:
Support Sustainable Procurement™ practices by utilizing actual power consumption, energy cost and environmental impact in total cost of ownership (TCO) calculations during the procurement process
- Make device-to-device and system-to-system comparisons that show operating expense impact of procuring best-in-class energy efficient IT infrastructure (energy savings can offset the capital costs of some computing devices over their useful life).
- Identify real power consumption savings potential based on actual energy demand, not just manufacturers’ faceplate information (which is often overstated).
Identify virtualization opportunities and optimize existing virtualization/cloud computing environments
- Gain visibility beyond the PDU and rack to the physical server to allocate energy across virtual machines and applications.
- Pinpoint under-utilized servers and low-density servers consuming the most energy (prime candidates for virtualization).
- Identify dead and idle servers for retirement.
Perform Load Adaptive Computing
- Allocate the right amount of power only to those devices that need to perform productive work; minimize the energy supplied when idle or operating at less than full capacity.
- Accurately measure system and application utilization and energy loads at the server, virtual machine and application level while dynamically allocating computing resources as they are needed.
Provide business and energy context to power capacity planning
- Receive actual data on energy consumption and utilization by device, rack, make, model, etc.
- Improve Power Utilization Efficiency (PUE), Data Center Efficiency/Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCE/DCIE).
- Uncover "stranded" power in data center circuits.
Report enterprise sustainability
- Understand energy consumption, utilization, costs, savings and carbon emissions by device, location, cost center, division and time of day.
- Support regulations with carbon accounting requirements and energy usage reporting.
Respond to demand response requests with automated policies
- Include technical devices as part of a utilities-sponsored demand response program.
- Control energy costs by setting policies that reduce consumption during peak pricing times and situations.