In This Issue: Focus on Power and Cooling Management

CLOUD COMPUTING: Agencies Adopt Private Clouds
POWER MANAGEMENT: Boost Energy Efficiency
METRICS: How to Calculate PUE
REVIEW: Raritan Power IQ Virtual Appliance

January 11, 2011  

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Cloud Clout
Federal agencies cut costs and boost efficiency with private clouds

Under the Obama administration's modernization initiative, early adopters such as the Defense Information Systems Agency and NASA have built private clouds to test and deploy new applications and computing power quickly and affordably, and scale as needed.

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Expediting Uptime
Centralized monitoring of power devices improves energy management

Using power management tools for monitoring data center equipment such as UPS devices and power distribution units gives IT departments more granular control over energy use and related costs, as well as insight into environmental conditions.

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Tech Tips

Do the Math
Calculate the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric

Intended to help administrators improve data center efficiency, PUE is the ratio of total power into the data center to power used by IT. A rating below 2 is highly effective; above 3, and there are bigger problems than the IT gear.

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Product Review

Raritan Power IQ
Power management software generates useful analytics

Any agency that needs hard numbers on data center power consumption for billing or energy conservation purposes should check out the Raritan Power IQ 2.1 virtual appliance.

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Keep Your Cool
Getting data center cooling just right

IT staff often end up implementing excess cooling which wastes energy, but the Green Grid consortium shares seven strategies to optimize cooling in the data center and boost energy efficiency.

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White Paper

Green IT Practices: How government can become more efficient, reduce costs and go green

Product Review

Tripp Lite Smart 1500XL: UPS delivers high functionality at a reasonable price

Tech Tips

Turn Down the Heat: Try more ways to cool high-density computing environments

GITEC Summit 2011

March 6-9, Orlando, Florida: Click here for full event details and to register.

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