Power Systems Energy Management

Data center energy management for Power Systems

IBM is focused on helping you to the most energy efficient computing environment possible. We provide solutions that enable you to manage energy usage and costs in a way that aligns IT operations with business objectives. IBM Systems Director Standard and Enterprise Edition, allows you to measure the electrical energy usage and thermal characteristics of system components (including non-IBM IT infrastructure elements) and adjust policies toward the energy-efficient operation of the server environment.

IBM Systems Director Standard and Enterprise Editions
IBM Systems Director Standard and Enterprise Editions enable platform monitoring and reporting of energy usage across supported Power servers within the IT infrastructure. Both Editions enable you to measure and report server energy consumption, which can help you understand how energy is used within the operations center. With this information you can optimize your servers and their workloads consistent with your energy policy. The graphical user interface monitors and displays the collected power measurement data for individual servers or the entire rack . Additionally, it provides analysis of long-term power trends  for all servers in the operations center which assists in the timely planning of costly facilities upgrades so they can be implemented before server power and temperature grow beyond the capacity of the IT facility.

More accurate power-consumption predictions enable you to:

Once you understand your energy profile, IBM Systems Director Standard and Enterprise Editions can help you to control energy use of supported Power servers with EnergyScale™ technology. Multiple features are available to help you reduce energy consumption including:

IBM recognizes that managing the electrical power use and cooling of Power servers are just a part of your overall IT operations energy management strategy. That is why we have partnered with leading facility and energy monitoring vendors to collect data and provide alerts on the status of air conditioning units, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), power distribution units (PDU) and even legacy systems that do not have energy monitoring sensors. This allows you to be aware of issues with electrical power supplies and cooling systems and take appropriate actions to avoid service outages. Getting a thermal view of server and facilities together helps to not only identify hot spots, but also wasteful cool spots so you can make adjustments to fit your energy management policies.

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IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management
IBM Tivoli® Monitoring for Energy Management provides management of energy resources for data center operation. It helps you to optimize your energy consumption for higher efficiency of resources and lower operating cost enabling you to meet corporate and regulatory policies for managing energy use.

Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management supports IBM and non-IBM servers across the IT operations facility.

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