Measuring Energy Usage To Improve Data Center Efficiency 

(Chagrin Falls, Ohio)  LayerZero Power Systems Power Distribution Units (ePODs) , Remote Power Panels (eRPPs), and ePanels help data center facilities improve energy efficiency by delivering information needed to measure Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).  PUE is a measurement for much energy is consumed by the facility relative to the amount of energy directly powering the IT equipment.  Measuring the usage of power loads at the PDU level provides facilities with the capability to measure annual  IT energy and power efficiency of data center operations safely and accurately. 

Information obtained from LayerZero equipment enables facilities to identify ways to improve operations, and helps benchmark energy usage for data center operators who are wishing to evaluate and improve efficiency.  Series 70 products are compatible with all industry-standard automated power efficiency reporting software that connects utilizing open protocols.  

Inefficiencies in distribution losses external to the IT equipment that cannot be measured from UPS units, such as batteries and cooling components, can be accurately measured at the PDU level.  Meters located at the PDU output allows for an advanced calculation of PUE, as well as areas for potential improvement. 

LayerZero Power Systems products provide monitoring and power measurements that help data center managers gain valuable insight on energy usage that can be used to analyze and improve the efficiency of their environments and lower operating costs.  For more information about LayerZero Power Systems, visit


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