What Is Power and Cooling?

The Energy of the Data Center

An efficient data center focuses on managing capacity, gaining efficiency, reducing the risk of an event and keeping control of your environment.

Your data center is an ecosystem — a complex structure composed of interconnected systems reliant on each other to supply and house critical business applications and information. Your power and cooling system provides the breath and life to this complex environment.

As your enterprise grows, IT requirements can mean greater consumption of power, unless you manage that growth wisely. Technologies, such as blades, are consuming increasingly more power and cooling than was planned for. Before spending millions on a new data center, consider an approach that reduces energy consumption and utilizes best practices for power, cooling and room layout. Dell provides the strategy and solutions you need to manage growth and gain performance within your data center:

  • High-performance hardware
  • Data center design services
  • Containment strategies
  • Power delivery strategies


    Read about how Dell became the first in the industry to achieve 80 Plus Titanium-certification for a server power supply.

    Or talk to a Dell expert about getting such state-of-the-art benefits in your data center.

    1. Understanding Data Center Power Usage Effectiveness

      01 May 2012

      Use the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric from The Green Grid to help measure energy efficiency in your data center and learn how Dell is optimizing power use of servers to help improve efficiency in the data center.

    2. Power and Cooling Innovations in Dell PowerEdge Servers

      01 Apr 2012

      Learn about Dell PowerEdge Energy Smart Architecture (DESA) and some of the enhanced features built into Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers.

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