All the news about growing global energy demand is giving rise to new concerns about energy efficiency, leading enterprises to seek new ways to reduce energy consumption in their data centers. But before implementing any solution to address the challenges of high energy costs, certain steps should be taken, like performing a basic data center efficiency assessment.
The Schneider Electric™ Efficiency Quotient tool provides a simple way for data center and IT managers to better understand where and how to lower their energy bills and increase efficiency. The free online tool is available now, for enterprises everywhere.
Assess before implementing any data center solution Ever wonder if you are taking the right steps or have the correct solutions to improve data center energy efficiency and performance, especially at the rack level? Many take a blind leap of faith to replace their data center equipment with new systems without fully knowing if the investment is worth the price tag. Others just make minor tweaks to existing physical infrastructure with the hopes that the changes will generate energy savings.
If you want to minimize the impact of high energy costs on your bottom line, you need to eliminate the guesswork. And you need more than a basic understanding of data center efficiency. The Schneider Electric Efficiency Quotient tool can help. After completing the online questionnaire, the tool provides users with:
- A score on a scale of 1 to 5, outlining what areas need improvement
- Insights on how their data center compares with similar businesses
- Step-by-step recommendations to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency
- Access to data center solutions and EcoStruxure™ solutions
The reality is that any data center investment made without proper measurement in the initial stages may result in poor ROI, or worse, continual energy inefficiency.