As a financial manager, you want to have the data you need to make informed decisions and the ability to exert the necessary control to ensure that business operations are yielding the expected objectives. But when is the last time you've felt that you had a handle on effectively managing your cooling expenses, or thought of cooling as a resource that could, in fact, be managed?
You might be surprised to learn that, within the next two years, 42% of data centers will run out of cooling, power, or space. And energy costs, as you might expect, are the single largest operating expense for these facilities. This data should be viewed as a warning shot that already-escalating costs could quickly go through the roof, and that a significant management challenge looms large on the horizon as increasing demands are put on this part of your organization. You'll probably quickly come to the conclusion that you need to get your arms around these issues sooner, rather than later.
We like to talk a lot about the groundbreaking technology that sets our systems apart from all others, but there's another very important message we want to share, as well: Cooling resources should be an asset you can measure and manage, like all other important parts of your organization.
When you install an energy management system from Vigilent, the first thing you'll notice is the data you'll have available – perhaps for the first time – about your organization's cooling needs. It's collected constantly from a self-configuring network of wireless sensors we'll place in all the right locations, to ensure that we're monitoring and measuring sub-second changes in your environment.
Lots of data is great but, of course, it can quickly get overwhelming, and that's where the advanced artificial intelligence technology that is at the core of our system comes in. It makes sense of what can be thousands of data points coming in many times per second, and builds a sophisticated model of your environment that determines the complex interrelationships between each and every sensor node and cooling source. And then it manages these cooling resources – automatically – to put the control in your hands and ensure you're getting the most out of your cooling plant, while saving instantly and always along the way.
Energy management solutions from Vigilent are available as products or as services. That allows you to tailor your investment to meet your company's business goals.
Purchase the hardware, software and networking components outright as a capital expense. The money our system will save you every month will quickly pay for itself, typically in two to three years. Combine that with rebates, if available, and payback comes faster yet.
You can also treat your investment as an operating expense by taking advantage of our managed services – we'll come in and install everything you need – and we'll share in your monthly energy savings with only a positive contribution to your bottom line.
Whichever approach you choose, you'll find very quickly that managed cooling is an essential tool for achieving your organization's goals.