CoSentry Chooses Packet Power to Monitor Data Center Energy Consumption

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Leading Midwest-based data center and colocation facility chooses Packet Power to monitor data center energy consumption.

Packet Power Data Center Power Consumption Monitoring

We chose Packet Power because of the low capital outlay and less intrusive installation - the implementation was as simple as connecting the Packet Power cables to the devices we wanted to monitor and that's it

CoSentry, a leading Midwest data center and colocation provider, selects Packet Power to monitor data center power consumption. Packet Power gathers detailed information down to the device level and can be installed within an hour without disruption to data center power and IT infrastructures.

"We chose Packet Power because of the low capital outlay and less intrusive installation - the implementation was as simple as connecting the Packet Power cables to the devices we wanted to monitor and that's it," said Brian Driscoll, Site Manager at CoSentry, Sioux Falls Facility. "We only needed a small maintenance window to connect existing clients to Packet Power."

Power is becoming expensive for many web colocation providers and data centers. The number of devices being used in each facility, the power consumed on a device, and the cost of the power itself are all increasing. Packet Power has developed hardware and software that provide the insight companies need to reduce their data center power consumption. Packet Power technology helps companies reduce power consumption by monitoring the power flowing through the data center in detail and analyzing the resulting information.

"Before moving to Packet Power, we had to measure power consumption manually. Now there are no manual measurements and we have better visibility and accuracy at the circuit, client, and room level," said Driscoll. "Packet Power makes it easier to access billing information and provides our clients with a portal to view their power consumption so they can monitor power as well."

CoSentry has upgraded approximately one third of their existing clients' systems with plans to have 100 percent upgraded by the end of 2009. All new clients are automatically installed using Packet Power. CoSentry's attention to reducing power consumption will help the Midwest data center and colocation provider become one of the leading power consumption-friendly facilities in the US. With Packet Power products and services, co-location providers can help alleviate the rising cost of power consumption expenses for their clients.

"Data centers use a great deal of power and need to become more energy efficient. Our power consumption monitoring and reporting services make it easy for customers to see what is driving power usage across time and where to focus their power savings efforts," said Steve VanTassel, CEO of Packet Power. "We give data centers a clear understanding of their power consumption so they can take steps to slow it down, extending the useful life of their infrastructure and reducing power costs."

About CoSentry

CoSentry provides high-grade data center facilities including data center hosting, collocation, disaster recovery services, managed technical services, and outsourced technical support and helpdesk services. CoSentry operates three data centers along the I-29 corridor with locations in Omaha, Neb, Kansas City, Mo., Sioux Falls, S. D., and a new data center currently being constructed in the Omaha metropolitan area designed to Tier IV data center standards. CoSentry was founded in 2001 in partnership with Norm Waitt (co-founder of Gateway Computers).

For more information about CoSentry, visit http://www.cosentry.com.

About Packet Power

Packet Power provides the simplest way for data centers to capture real-time, detailed electrical power usage information at any combination of individual device or rack level. Packet Power's innovative smart power cables install quickly without disruption to a facility's power distribution infrastructure. The information they capture is transmitted wirelessly to power consumption software for analysis and then accessed via reports or the Internet.

For more information about Packet Power, visit http://www.packet-power.com.

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