With the dramatic increase in volumes of business data, corporate information systems have evolved and become more complex to manage, resulting in ever increasing IT spending with enormous impacts on corporate financial well-being. Particularly, data centers are facing soaring energy costs for increasing power consumption of sprawling servers. A study shows that the percentage of energy cost in total cost of ownership will continue to rise, with energy bills exceeding initial deployment costs over a few years.
IT energy costs will stay on a rising curb - if nothing is done. Finding effective ways to slash energy costs is a paramount issue for organizations to protect their business and protect the global environment.
Power-efficient data center operation can be achieved by saving power at the rack level instead of the server level. NEC Express5800/ECO CENTER maximizes data center power efficiency with its energy-saving hardware components and integrated virtualization technology that consolidates virtual servers and enables load balancing within a rack.
ECO CENTER features the latest energy-saving processor, chipset and highly efficient power supplies, minimizing conversion loss with outstanding conversion efficiency of 89 percent, compared to 70 to 80 percent with standard power supplies for PC and server products. To gain more power-savings, the integrated virtualization technology reduces conversion loss by consolidating virtual servers and balancing operational loads across the servers.
NEC's platform management technology saves even more. NEC SigmaSystemCenter continuously and autonomously balances operational loads across the virtualized servers. By offering extensive management functions, from monitoring of server health and workloads to optimal reallocation of server resources and migration of virtual servers, NEC SigmaSystemCenter brings unparalleled availability and power-savings to data center environments.