Data centers are becoming a top IT infrastructure investment for businesses, as organizations are relying heavily on cloud storage, cloud computing, and colocation services to improve their efficiency. Data centers help business owners secure sensitive information and provide scalability solutions.

Though data centers may help business continuity, maintaining one requires a lot of energy. In the United States, approximately 2 percent of the nation’s electrical usage is because of data centers. To help cut down on energy cost and increase efficiency, here are effective energy-saving tips for data centers:

 

  1. Hot aisle/cold aisle

Servers in data centers should be oriented in such a way that the front of the servers (where cold air is taken in) face each other. Having this kind of orientation creates an alternating hot and cold aisle server racks that utilize energy.

 

  1. Containment

Implementing a hot aisle/cold aisle configuration is not enough to ensure that warm and cool air do not mix. You can further eliminate the risk of air mixing by installing various physical barriers.

Think of it as the transparent glass in supermarket refrigerators. It prevents hot air from melting the goods. Hot aisle containment can help you increase energy efficiency.

 

  1. Variable speed fan drives (VSDs)

Like any IT infrastructure, say laptop or smartphone, if the equipment gets too hot, the system could crash or overheat. You can use variable speed fan drives to ensure all equipment do not overheat or install a computer room air conditioners (CRACs).

 

  1. Airflow management devices

Server rack configuration and fan drives are just among the things you can do to ensure your data center runs efficiently. You can also look into airflow management devices like panels or floor grommets.

Blank panels can be used to fill up unused rack spaces so that hot air does not flow directly into the cold aisle. Another device you can look into is floor grommets, which can improve efficiency by sealing open areas where cable centers and exit plenums are installed (such as raised floor).

 

  1. Turn off idle IT equipment

IT equipment uses utilizes different energy percentages. Servers are usually used by 5 to 15 percent while PCs are utilized on an average of 10 to 20 percent.

To help increase efficiency and energy, identify underutilized IT equipment and just turn them off. You can also eliminate “bloatware” which pertains to ineffective software that uses excessive CPU cycles.

 

  1. Use IT equipment with high-efficiency power supplies

Next to the CPU, the biggest culprit in power consumption is the power supply unit (PSU), which converts incoming alternative current (AC) power to direct current (DC) and requires approximately 25 percent of the server’s power budget.

Another efficient power supply you can use are the point-of-load voltage regulators (VRs) that convert any 12 DC into various DC voltages required by processors or chipsets. In a nutshell, if the power supply unit is efficient, the rest of the equipment will follow.

 

  1. Adopt best practices for cooling

About 30 to 60 percent of a data center’s utility bill is attributed to cooling systems. Many computer room cooling systems are inefficiently implemented—resulting in a higher energy consumption. Deploy best cooling practices to ensure you are utilizing the servers efficiently.

 

  1. Conduct an energy audit

A handful of data center managers may not realize how inefficient they are running the IT infrastructure. Data center management looks into the power budget that goes into the system, as well as how much is needed to maintain the data center.

Make it a practice to evaluate how much every kilowatt-per-hour is consumed to ensure you are not wasting a lot of money maintaining the servers.

 

  1. Adjust the thermostat

It is a common myth that data centers need to be kept at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Ideally, every equipment manufacturer will advise you to run cold aisle at 80 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

 

Practicing energy-saving tips can help you in data center management. It can also help you create a data center that provides cost-effective and scalable solutions.

E-Learning Landing Pop Up TEST

E-Learning Landing Pop Up TEST

×
calendar_popup

Calendar

No class / event scheduled for this month
No class / event scheduled for this month
No class / event scheduled for this month
Apr 19 - Apr 20DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Apr 23 - Apr 24ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Apr 23 - Apr 2Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Apr 24 - Apr 25MS Power BIManila, Philippines
Apr 26 - Apr 27ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Apr 26 - Apr 2Agile SCRUM PractitionerManila, Philippines
May 3 - May 4HR Metrics and Workforce AnalyticsManila, Philippines
May 10 - May 11Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP)® TrainingManila, Philippines
May 10 - May 11Intro to Project ManagementCebu City, Philippines
May 16 - May 18Certified IT Specialist (CITS)® TrainingManila, Philippines
May 17 - May 18MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
May 21 - May 22ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
May 21 - May 23Certified Data Center Facilities Operations Manager (CDFOM)® TrainingManila, Philippines
May 21 - May 22Software Quality Management Professional (ASQ Aligned)Manila, Philippines
May 21 - May 22HR Business PartneringManila, Philippines
May 21 - May 23BCM Lead Implementer - ISO 22301 (ICOR Certified)Manila, Philippines
May 22 - May 25Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
May 24 - May 25Enterprise Risk ManagementManila, Philippines
May 24 - May 25DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
May 27 - Jun 1Certified Data Center Expert (CDCE)® TrainingManila, Philippines
May 30 - May 31CQP - Certified Quality ProfessionalManila, Philippines
May 30 - May 31DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
May 30 - May 31Big Data FoundationManila, Philippines
May 31 - Jun 4Accelerated Six Sigma Green BeltManila, Philippines
Jun 2 - Jun 10Accelerated Six Sigma Green BeltManila, Philippines
Jun 4 - Jun 5HR Business PartneringManila, Philippines
Jun 5 - Jun 7Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Jun 7 - Jun 8Agile SCRUM PractitionerManila, Philippines
Jun 7 - Jun 11Accelerated Six Sigma Green BeltManila, Philippines
Jun 7 - Jun 8MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Jun 7 - Jun 8DRP - Disaster Recovery PractitionerManila, Philippines
Jun 7 - Jun 8Integrated Metrics Management (People, Process & Organization)Manila, Philippines
Jun 7 - Jun 8BIA - Business Intelligence and Analytics FoundationManila, Philippines
Jun 14 - Jun 15DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Jun 18 - Jun 19PRINCE2 FoundationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jun 19 - Jun 22Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Jun 20 - Jun 22CPRE - Certified Professional for Requirements EngineeringManila, Philippines
Jun 20 - Jun 21Software Quality Expert (ASQ Aligned)Manila, Philippines
Jun 21 - Jun 25Accelerated Six Sigma Green BeltManila, Philippines
Jun 21 - Jun 22CompTIA Cloud EssentialsManila, Philippines
Jun 21 - Jun 22Scrum Master CertifiedManila, Philippines
Jun 25 - Jun 26ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Jun 25 - Jun 28Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Jun 25 - Jun 27CQL - Certified Quality LeaderManila, Philippines
Jun 25 - Jun 26Complaints Management - Turning Complaints to ComplimentsManila, Philippines
Jun 25 - Jun 27SDA - Service Desk AnalystManila, Philippines
Jun 27 - Jun 29Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Jun 27 - Jun 28HR Metrics and Workforce AnalyticsManila, Philippines
Jun 28 - Jun 29CCP - Crisis Communication Planner (ICOR Certified) TrainingManila, Philippines
Jun 28 - Jun 29MS Projects 74-343Manila, Philippines
Jul 11 - Jul 12PRINCE2 FoundationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jul 12 - Jul 13Business Continuity Management PractitionerCebu City, Philippines
Jul 12 - Jul 13BIA - Business Intelligence and Analytics AdvancedManila, Philippines
Jul 16 - Jul 17BIA - Business Intelligence and Analytics FoundationManila, Philippines
Jul 19 - Jul 20ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Jul 19 - Jul 20ISMS (Information Security Management Systems) PractitionerManila, Philippines
Jul 24 - Jul 27Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Jul 24 - Jul 25Intro to Project ManagementCebu City, Philippines
Jul 30 - Jul 31DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Jul 30 - Jul 31Big Data FoundationManila, Philippines
Aug 2 - Aug 3ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Aug 8 - Aug 10Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Aug 9 - Aug 10Business Continuity Management PractitionerCebu City, Philippines
Aug 16 - Aug 17Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP)® TrainingManila, Philippines
Aug 16 - Aug 17MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Aug 20 - Aug 21Agile SCRUM PractitionerManila, Philippines
Aug 23 - Aug 24ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Aug 28 - Aug 31Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Aug 29 - Aug 31Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Aug 29 - Aug 3Big Data FoundationManila, Philippines
Aug 30 - Aug 31DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Sep 1 - Sep 14MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Sep 5 - Sep 7Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Sep 6 - Sep 7BIA - Business Intelligence and Analytics FoundationManila, Philippines
Sep 10 - Sep 15Combined Lead Auditor (CLA) Training - ISMS, BCMManila, Philippines
Sep 17 - Sep 18MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Sep 17 - Sep 18DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Sep 20 - Sep 21ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Sep 20 - Sep 21Enterprise Risk ManagementManila, Philippines
Sep 24 - Sep 25ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Sep 24 - Sep 27Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Sep 24 - Sep 25DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Sep 27 - Sep 28CompTIA Cloud EssentialsManila, Philippines
Oct 11 - Oct 12Big Data FoundationManila, Philippines
Oct 15 - Oct 17Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Oct 15 - Oct 16PRINCE2 FoundationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Oct 18 - Oct 19BIA - Business Intelligence and Analytics FoundationManila, Philippines
Oct 18 - Oct 19DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Oct 18 - Oct 19Intro to Project ManagementCebu City, Philippines
Oct 23 - Oct 26Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Oct 25 - Oct 2MS Projects 74-343Manila, Philippines
Oct 29 - Oct 30ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Nov 8 - Nov 9MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Nov 12 - Nov 14Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Nov 12 - Nov 13DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Nov 13 - Nov 15BCM Lead Implementer - ISO 22301 (ICOR Certified)Manila, Philippines
Nov 15 - Nov 16MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Nov 20 - Nov 23Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Nov 21 - Nov 23Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Nov 21 - Nov 23CPRE - Certified Professional for Requirements EngineeringManila, Philippines
Nov 22 - Nov 23ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Nov 22 - Nov 23ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Nov 26 - Nov 28OMCA™ - Online Marketing Certified AssociateManila, Philippines
Nov 27 - Nov 28Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP)® TrainingManila, Philippines
Nov 27 - Nov 28Enterprise Risk ManagementManila, Philippines
Nov 28 - Nov 29Big Data FoundationManila, Philippines
Dec 3 - Dec 4BIA - Business Intelligence and Analytics FoundationManila, Philippines
Dec 6 - Dec 7ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Dec 6 - Dec 7CompTIA Cloud EssentialsManila, Philippines
Dec 10 - Dec 11Business Continuity Management PractitionerCebu City, Philippines
Dec 10 - Dec 11Intro to Project ManagementCebu City, Philippines
Dec 11 - Dec 12MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Dec 13 - Dec 14DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
x

Calendar

No class / event scheduled for this month
No class / event scheduled for this month
No class / event scheduled for this month
Apr 19 - Apr 20DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Apr 23 - Apr 24ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Apr 23 - Apr 2Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Apr 24 - Apr 25MS Power BIManila, Philippines
Apr 26 - Apr 27ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Apr 26 - Apr 2Agile SCRUM PractitionerManila, Philippines
May 3 - May 4HR Metrics and Workforce AnalyticsManila, Philippines
May 10 - May 11Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP)® TrainingManila, Philippines
May 10 - May 11Intro to Project ManagementCebu City, Philippines
May 16 - May 18Certified IT Specialist (CITS)® TrainingManila, Philippines
May 17 - May 18MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
May 21 - May 22ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
May 21 - May 23Certified Data Center Facilities Operations Manager (CDFOM)® TrainingManila, Philippines
May 21 - May 22Software Quality Management Professional (ASQ Aligned)Manila, Philippines
May 21 - May 22HR Business PartneringManila, Philippines
May 21 - May 23BCM Lead Implementer - ISO 22301 (ICOR Certified)Manila, Philippines
May 22 - May 25Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
May 24 - May 25Enterprise Risk ManagementManila, Philippines
May 24 - May 25DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
May 27 - Jun 1Certified Data Center Expert (CDCE)® TrainingManila, Philippines
May 30 - May 31CQP - Certified Quality ProfessionalManila, Philippines
May 30 - May 31DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
May 30 - May 31Big Data FoundationManila, Philippines
May 31 - Jun 4Accelerated Six Sigma Green BeltManila, Philippines
Jun 2 - Jun 10Accelerated Six Sigma Green BeltManila, Philippines
Jun 4 - Jun 5HR Business PartneringManila, Philippines
Jun 5 - Jun 7Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Jun 7 - Jun 8Agile SCRUM PractitionerManila, Philippines
Jun 7 - Jun 11Accelerated Six Sigma Green BeltManila, Philippines
Jun 7 - Jun 8MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Jun 7 - Jun 8DRP - Disaster Recovery PractitionerManila, Philippines
Jun 7 - Jun 8Integrated Metrics Management (People, Process & Organization)Manila, Philippines
Jun 7 - Jun 8BIA - Business Intelligence and Analytics FoundationManila, Philippines
Jun 14 - Jun 15DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Jun 18 - Jun 19PRINCE2 FoundationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jun 19 - Jun 22Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Jun 20 - Jun 22CPRE - Certified Professional for Requirements EngineeringManila, Philippines
Jun 20 - Jun 21Software Quality Expert (ASQ Aligned)Manila, Philippines
Jun 21 - Jun 25Accelerated Six Sigma Green BeltManila, Philippines
Jun 21 - Jun 22CompTIA Cloud EssentialsManila, Philippines
Jun 21 - Jun 22Scrum Master CertifiedManila, Philippines
Jun 25 - Jun 26ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Jun 25 - Jun 28Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Jun 25 - Jun 27CQL - Certified Quality LeaderManila, Philippines
Jun 25 - Jun 26Complaints Management - Turning Complaints to ComplimentsManila, Philippines
Jun 25 - Jun 27SDA - Service Desk AnalystManila, Philippines
Jun 27 - Jun 29Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Jun 27 - Jun 28HR Metrics and Workforce AnalyticsManila, Philippines
Jun 28 - Jun 29CCP - Crisis Communication Planner (ICOR Certified) TrainingManila, Philippines
Jun 28 - Jun 29MS Projects 74-343Manila, Philippines
Jul 11 - Jul 12PRINCE2 FoundationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jul 12 - Jul 13Business Continuity Management PractitionerCebu City, Philippines
Jul 12 - Jul 13BIA - Business Intelligence and Analytics AdvancedManila, Philippines
Jul 16 - Jul 17BIA - Business Intelligence and Analytics FoundationManila, Philippines
Jul 19 - Jul 20ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Jul 19 - Jul 20ISMS (Information Security Management Systems) PractitionerManila, Philippines
Jul 24 - Jul 27Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Jul 24 - Jul 25Intro to Project ManagementCebu City, Philippines
Jul 30 - Jul 31DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Jul 30 - Jul 31Big Data FoundationManila, Philippines
Aug 2 - Aug 3ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Aug 8 - Aug 10Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Aug 9 - Aug 10Business Continuity Management PractitionerCebu City, Philippines
Aug 16 - Aug 17Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP)® TrainingManila, Philippines
Aug 16 - Aug 17MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Aug 20 - Aug 21Agile SCRUM PractitionerManila, Philippines
Aug 23 - Aug 24ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Aug 28 - Aug 31Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Aug 29 - Aug 31Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Aug 29 - Aug 3Big Data FoundationManila, Philippines
Aug 30 - Aug 31DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Sep 1 - Sep 14MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Sep 5 - Sep 7Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Sep 6 - Sep 7BIA - Business Intelligence and Analytics FoundationManila, Philippines
Sep 10 - Sep 15Combined Lead Auditor (CLA) Training - ISMS, BCMManila, Philippines
Sep 17 - Sep 18MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Sep 17 - Sep 18DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Sep 20 - Sep 21ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Sep 20 - Sep 21Enterprise Risk ManagementManila, Philippines
Sep 24 - Sep 25ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Sep 24 - Sep 27Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Sep 24 - Sep 25DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Sep 27 - Sep 28CompTIA Cloud EssentialsManila, Philippines
Oct 11 - Oct 12Big Data FoundationManila, Philippines
Oct 15 - Oct 17Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Oct 15 - Oct 16PRINCE2 FoundationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Oct 18 - Oct 19BIA - Business Intelligence and Analytics FoundationManila, Philippines
Oct 18 - Oct 19DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Oct 18 - Oct 19Intro to Project ManagementCebu City, Philippines
Oct 23 - Oct 26Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Oct 25 - Oct 2MS Projects 74-343Manila, Philippines
Oct 29 - Oct 30ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Nov 8 - Nov 9MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Nov 12 - Nov 14Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Nov 12 - Nov 13DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
Nov 13 - Nov 15BCM Lead Implementer - ISO 22301 (ICOR Certified)Manila, Philippines
Nov 15 - Nov 16MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Nov 20 - Nov 23Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training - REP #4536Manila, Philippines
Nov 21 - Nov 23Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) TrainingManila, Philippines
Nov 21 - Nov 23CPRE - Certified Professional for Requirements EngineeringManila, Philippines
Nov 22 - Nov 23ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Nov 22 - Nov 23ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Nov 26 - Nov 28OMCA™ - Online Marketing Certified AssociateManila, Philippines
Nov 27 - Nov 28Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP)® TrainingManila, Philippines
Nov 27 - Nov 28Enterprise Risk ManagementManila, Philippines
Nov 28 - Nov 29Big Data FoundationManila, Philippines
Dec 3 - Dec 4BIA - Business Intelligence and Analytics FoundationManila, Philippines
Dec 6 - Dec 7ITIL Foundation (2011)Manila, Philippines
Dec 6 - Dec 7CompTIA Cloud EssentialsManila, Philippines
Dec 10 - Dec 11Business Continuity Management PractitionerCebu City, Philippines
Dec 10 - Dec 11Intro to Project ManagementCebu City, Philippines
Dec 11 - Dec 12MS Excel Advanced Features (2010/2013)Manila, Philippines
Dec 13 - Dec 14DevOps FoundationManila, Philippines
ENROLL NOW








REQUEST A CUSTOM QUOTE








Request a callback
REQUEST FOR CALLBACK