This Dell white paper addresses how Dell’s current server power management architecture instills confidence in power management feature adoption.
Data center decision makers like you have probably noticed that IT equipment power consumption has risen steadily from year-to-year, making energy efficiency a focal point for customers and for equipment vendors. However, even with the increased focus, research findings indicate low adoption rates for power management features. Lack of awareness and concerns with the effects of power management features on IT performance are frequently cited as potential barriers to adoption.
Dell’s Energy Smart Architecture (DESA) has been developed to address these concerns by providing power management technologies that reap power-saving benefits while operating at or near peak performance. Many power-saving features in Dell’s current server lineup are simply built-in and have no effect on server performance at all. Beyond these designs, optional power management controls exist that allow for even greater power-saving and money-saving opportunities with minimal to zero effect on performance for the majority of server workloads. Finally, Dell provides transparent metric reporting, such that customers can track their power management benefits against server performance, building confidence for power management adoption in the data center.