Data Center Consulting
PTS Data Center Solutions provides a variety of consulting services
within a data center, planning the
feasibility of data center modifications
and their resultant improvements to facility sustainability, analyzing the
benefits of colocating IT infrastructure versus capital investments
to build new or expand existing facilities, performing
to mitigate support infrastructure risks, as well as many others. Each of these services is aimed at improving the availability of your IT infrastructure for your Always Available Data Center.
However, amongst the many PTS consulting service offerings, none is
timelier or leads to significantly reduced data center
operational costs more so than our Energy Usage Assessments.
Energy Usage Assessments - Greening the Data Center
PTS’ Energy Efficiency
Assessments leverage the first four phases of the PTS data
center project process for successful planning leading to
comprehensive recommendations for facility and IT infrastructure
and operations to drive improved efficiency within the data
center, computer room, or server room.
Energy Usage Assessments focus upon all aspects of the data
center, computer room, or server room to assess opportunities
for improvements to Energy Efficiency.
PTS begins these engagements by performing spot measurements and
calculations of a site's Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and
Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCiE) ratios. These
measurements allow PTS to compare the data center against
industry standards to estimate the energy efficiency of the
facility. In fact, the assessment of these ratios can determine
whether the potential exists for substantial cost savings
derived from improved power and cooling systems design.
Beginning - Leveraging PTS' Uniqueness
However, beyond analysis of PUE and DCiE and performing audits
of the supporting infrastructure within a facility to determine
approaches to reduce energy spending, PTS leverages its unique
ability assessment capability from both a facility and IT
provides clients with recommendations to improve energy
efficiency in their data centers and computer rooms by
leveraging a unique blend of facility (mechanical, electrical,
plumbing), architectural, and IT network engineering staff to
consider the impact and Return on Investment (Rol) of:
- Facility enhancements which use more energy efficient support
infrastructure than currently deployed and
- IT enhancements which leverage various IT energy efficiency
approaches such as virtualization, and, ultimately impact
more about PTS' capabilities and approach by downloading our
recent white paper,
Impact of IT Upgrades on Energy Usage and Operational Cost.
In it, PTS provides both a facility and IT view of possible
energy efficiency improvements as well as a model of potential
Incentive Programs - Other Ways to Drive Costs Down
perform these services while working in concert with various
utility incentive programs. Most state's programs are aimed at
providing full or partial funding for the audit/assessment
process itself. In addition, most will subsidize the
capitalization of efficiency
upgrades as a result of energy
savings. The result is a win-win-win incentive to explore
utility based incentives for IT & facility infrastructure and
becoming more efficient.
In fact, PTS was selected by one of NJ's largest utility
providers to serve as a primary data center efficiency
engineering expert. As such, PTS analyzed some of the state's
largest data centers for energy savings measures.
Additionally, PTS is doing the same with New York based Con Edison through its
Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Program as well as
other utility providers across the country.
To learn more about PTS’ Energy Efficiency
Services and Programs,
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