Tripp Lite Survey Reveals Lowering Cost of Energy is UK’s No.1 Concern in Data Centre Management

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Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection, connectivity, and DC infrastructure products, recently surveyed over 100 delegates at the 2014 Data Centre World Exhibition at London’s ExCel. Asking what the primary challenge is with today’s Data Centre Management, 79% of those asked thought that lowering the cost of energy was one of their top concerns.

While much attention is given to ensuring the data centre remains ‘online,’ the focus for many data centre managers seems to be in cost saving and environmental factors. After the initial capital cost, the largest expenditure by far is the cost of power, therefore any savings in that area can have a significant effect on the overall efficiency and viability of a data centre. So it stands to reason that it is a major focus for data centre operators.

Energy efficiency in the data centre used to be an afterthought, if it was on the radar at all. "It made sense at the time," says Craig Watkins, Product Manager for rack and cooling solutions at Tripp Lite; "If your data centre felt uncomfortably cold, people were impressed. It was considered a sign that you were doing a good job of keeping servers from overheating. Rack densities were lower, electricity was cheaper and nobody was paying attention to the electric bill."

Solutions to Improve Power Efficiency

Tripp Lite has a range of products in their portfolio that can help to reduce energy costs. Tangled cables are not only unsightly and difficult to maintain, but they also block airflow; meaning cooling solutions are not yielding their best result. With Tripp Lite’s overhead cable managers such as the SRCABLELADDER and SRCABLETRAY, you can help to eliminate this drain on power. Tripp Lite’s energy-saving SmartOnline™ UPS systems can also help to reduce heat in a data centre at the same time, they work more efficiently than traditional UPS systems. With SmartRack™ thermal duct rack enclosures (SR42UBTD), you are able to route hot air flow away and prevent it from recirculating.

Tripp Lite offers several types of solution to help ensure a data centre is meeting its ‘green’ targets. Tripp Lite's KVM switches allow a user to control multiple servers from a single console which offers the benefit of saving space. Tripp Lite’s SmartOnline™ UPS systems also support an ‘Economy Mode,’ whereby allowing its user to reduce power consumption while maintaining maximum efficiency.

Darwin Haines, Tripp Lite Vice President of EMEA and Asia commented, “Economies of scale is also a key factor. The growth of computing power needed is increasing at such a rate that without noticing it, energy bills alone can reduce the viability of a data centre … therefore, everyone is looking for energy efficiency in both power and cooling, which can only be achieved by smarter technology and remote controlled equipment and systems.”

Call Tripp Lite today to see how else they might be able to reduce your energy costs while creating a more efficient data centre environment.

About Tripp Lite
Outstanding product reliability and exceptional service have been Tripp Lite trademarks for 90 years. Tripp Lite’s innovations include the world’s first UPS system designed specifically for personal computers, and the world’s most trusted premium surge suppressor—the Isobar®—with more than 19 million in use. Tripp Lite maintains the highest level of ready-to-ship inventory in the industry with more than 2,500 different products, including UPS systems, rack systems, PDUs, PowerAlert™ software for enterprise-level system management and control, surge suppressors, KVM switches, cables and connectivity products, inverters, power strips, notebook accessories and more. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Tripp Lite maintains a global presence with fully staffed offices worldwide. Additional information, including a list of Tripp Lite’s sales offices and authorized reseller partners, can be found by visiting Tripp Lite’s website:

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