If you’re designing a new or upgrading an existing data center or server room, power consumption, distribution and protection are among the most important factors to consider.

data center power audit

Planning your data center power capacity and efficiency is a vital step in any network consolidation, expansion or virtualization project. Industry trends, such as rising energy costs and increased cooling requirements, have focused attention on power protection and efficiency in all aspects of network and infrastructure design.

Why is Data Center Power Efficiency Important?

Data centers are increasingly under attack for their energy consumption and costly operations. According to a recent New York Times article, data center power consumption increased 36 percent over the last five years. Electricity used in global data centers likely accounts for between 1.1 percent and 1.5 percent of total electricity use worldwide. For the United States, that number is between 1.7 and 2.2 percent.

What Does a Power Audit Consist of?

  1. Defining power objectives and technical requirements
  2. Evaluating the installation site, including existing equipment and infrastructure
  3. Examining systems to ensure they're correctly powered, protected and configured
  4. Preparing for future and evolving network power requirements
  5. Integrating other network components with existing systems to ensure maximum efficiency

What Are the Benefits of a Power Audit?

  1. A solution roadmap with design tradeoffs explained
  2. Detailed project requirements, BOMs and specifications
  3. Installation considerations
  4. Ongoing support options

Tripp Lite’s IT Infrastructure Design Specialists will work with you to design the most efficient solution that meets your specific data center power needs.