From the MPDU through to the cabinet PDU’s, Black Box can provide full power profiling solutions enabling the Data Centre Managers to fully understand where and when power is being used and to accurately bill customers accordingly. Providing real
statistics for KVA and KW of used power is essential to work out PUE and DCIE figures accurately. Devices that are unused at certain times, can be switched on and off automatically, saving power and cost directly.
From simple metered PDU’s providing readouts of instant KVA and KWatt draw, through to intelligent power profiling PDU’s with remote switching for power cycling servers - whatever information required by the Data Centre Manager, can be provided.
As servers are replaced by blade servers, and as single application servers are replaced by virtualisation, the need for extensive and flexible power options becomes paramount.
A few years ago a single server could draw around 2Amps, whereas a modern blade server running in a virtualised environment can draw 16Amps or more, increasing the KVA required per cabinet.