Data cen­tres power mon­i­tor­ing and anal­y­sis

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY - Con­tact 09 300 400, sales@di­rect­con­trol.co.nz

Data Cen­tres are mov­ing into the spot light again as one of the sig­nif­i­cant and grow­ing power con­sumers (2.1 per­cent of na­tional con­sump­tion in 2013, ac­cord­ing to EECA’s E3 lat­est re­port). Smart and ef­fi­cient ways in us­ing elec­tri­cal power are be­com­ing nec­es­sary and more at­trac­tive to all busi­ness sizes in the in­dus­try. These in­clude power quan­tity, cost­ing and qual­ity anal­y­sis, but it all be­gins with smart Mea­sur­ing In­stru­ments and ded­i­cated soft­ware and man­age­ment tools.

Di­rect Con­trol is a well­known con­tract­ing com­pany in the fields of HVAC con­trol, BMS, power qual­ity man­age­ment and so­lu­tions among all the other ser­vices they’ve been pro­vid­ing for over 20 years.

Their distin­guished sup­pli­ers in Europe and the USA have been busy with in­no­va­tive and ef­fi­cient prod­ucts to im­prove power mon­i­tor­ing and cost cal­cu­la­tions so­lu­tions for all kinds of ap­pli­ca­tions in­clud­ing data cen­tres.

The ded­i­cated in­te­gra­tion tech­ni­cal team at di­rect con­trol of­fer some great cost ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions to help this grow­ing mar­ket with these lat­est qual­ity prod­ucts.

For ex­am­ple, sim­ple yet pow­er­ful so­lu­tions are avail­able from Jan­itza Elec­tron­ics GmbH for record­ing power in­for­ma­tion on both rack and server lev­els and push this data to a cloud based en­ergy por­tal.

So­lu­tions are avail­able for data to be read ei­ther di­rectly via clip-on cur­rent transformers (retro fit) or from in­di­vid­ual power me­ters. This is a grow­ing busi­ness for Jan­itza and the tech­nol­ogy is well adopted and priced to meet the in­no­va­tions in the in­dus­try. Jan­itza sys­tem was used for power mea­sure­ment and mon­i­tor­ing in the Rev­era data cen­tre.

They have lately used Pack­etPower prod­ucts to con­nect Gen-i’s data cen­tres in Hamil­ton, Christchurch and Dunedin.

The sys­tem en­ables Gen-i to mon­i­tor and an­a­lyse en­ergy con­sump­tion in each rack with a net­work of wire­less power con­nec­tors and in­voice their cus­tomers ac­cord­ingly. They use the cloud based en­ergy ap­pli­ca­tion EMX en­ergy por­tal to an­a­lyse en­ergy us­age, ac­cess real time data, cre­ate dash­boards, and get alerts and no­ti­fi­ca­tions. It is a pow­er­ful ex­pand­able sys­tem which grows with Gen- i needs and data cen­tres.

Di­rect Con­trol un­der­stands that ev­ery cus­tomer is dif­fer­ent and their us­age and con­sump­tion pat­terns would vary al­most ev­ery hour in the day, so whether it is a new project or a retro fit they can as­sist in sort­ing out your rack power mon­i­tor­ing, dat­a­log­ging, and cost­ing so each cus­tomer is fairly charged for his own real power us­age.

Data cen­tre In­fra­struc­ture man­age­ment DCiM, power me­ter­ing, and build­ing man­age­ment sys­tems BMS are some of the com­plete so­lu­tions they of­fer to pro­vide con­trol and vis­i­bil­ity across the en­tire data cen­tre in­fra­struc­ture.

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