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Whether you are assessing an existing data center or beginning to plan a new one, there are a lot of decisions to make. Experimenting with numerous scenarios regarding efficiency and virtualization can help validate key design choices.
With the introduction of APC’s TradeOff Tools, when a roadblock arises, the data center decision maker can select a tool to deal with their specific issue, get a quick answer and continue on in the concept selection process. These interactive, easy-to-use applications break down major data center planning decisions into a series of smaller, more manageable decisions, and can help guide the development of more flexible and efficient data center deployments.
Learn more about the potential impacts of data center design choices by using the calculators below.
APC TradeOff Tools Energy Efficiency Calculator
Profiles a data center and calculates the resulting efficiency and electrical cost based on data center characteristics. Users can then understand the impact each key data center decision has on the data center’s efficiency.
APC TradeOff Tools Virtualization Energy Cost Calculator
Comprehends IT and physical infrastructure characteristics and calculates energy savings resulting from the virtualization of servers. This allows the user to test the impact of virtualization and various physical infrastructure improvements on their data center floor space and on their energy consumption.