Moving towards a greener data center? For some this means reducing CO2 emissions, but for most it's reducing their utility bill. Let's face it, convincing the bean counters to fund initiatives that will lower operational costs is much easier than getting them excited about reducing the data center's carbon footprint.

With both energy costs and consumption on the rise, there is an ever increasing need to manage expenses related to powering IT equipment. To know just how much your IT equipment contributes to your data center utility bill, use WTI Managed Power Distribution Units to meter and report total kWh energy consumption.

Used in place of an ordinary power strip, the MPC and VMR Series Managed PDUs are intelligent IP enabled power strips that meter and report kWh, kW, Amps, Volts and Temperature via local LED, SNMP, IP, Serial RS-232, Web Interface or through any MIB based software. When using an intelligent PDU administrators can determine the kilowatt-hour consumption at each rack and branch circuit. They can also switch equipment ON, OFF or Power Cycle (Reboot) equipment if required.

As a member of the Cisco Developer Network, WTI is proudly shipping Outlet Metered and Metered + Smart PDUs running EnergyWise. Already approved, compatible and installed on production networks, WTI smart PDU products running Cisco EnergyWise can be used to meter and switch power to any non EnergyWise device with a power cord.

With the addition of WTI Outlet Metered and Metered + Smart PDUs, Cisco EnergyWise can be extended to manage power of non Power over Ethernet (PoE), non EnergyWise compatible, and non LAN/WAN devices.

Cisco EnergyWise

Cisco EnergyWise is an energy management architecture designed to measure power consumption and optimize power usage, resulting in effective delivery of power across the enterprise. IT professionals can quickly optimize the power consumed in a building, and the result is immediate cost saving with a clear return on investment.

Cisco EnergyWise measures current power consumption, can automate and take actions to optimize power levels, and can advise how much power is being consumed to demonstrate cost saving. After power consumption is understood, regulation using Cisco EnergyWise network protocols provides command and control of power usage. Energy consumed per location can easily be found with a realistic view of power consumed per wiring closet, building floor, or campus building.

Whether your focus is on reducing your carbon footprint or the utility bill, Interworld Electronics can help you know just how much energy your IT equipment is consuming.

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