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Free online datacentre energy efficiency calculator launched

Texas-based Active Power has launched an online energy efficiency calculator to show organisations how to reduce datacentre power consumption and costs.

Texas-based Active Power has launched an online energy efficiency calculator to show organisations how to reduce datacentre power consumption and costs.

Aimed at CIOs and datacentre operators, the online calculator tool compares conventional battery technology withflywheel-based UPS systems to show how datacentre power consumption can be reduced using a flywheel to store electricity for powering down servers in an emergency.

"CIOs and datacentre operators have to manage escalating business and IT demands and these changes almost always require delivering more power for a growing datacentre at reduced expense," said Lisa Brown, vice-president of marketing and sales operations at Active Power.

"For those evaluating UPS systems, our efficiency calculator provides a quick snapshot of total energy savings, but more importantly the cost savings that can be achieved with the deployment of a CleanSource UPS system, the industry's most efficient back-up power system at up to 98%," she added.

The calculator support US dollars, pounds and euros and features an interactive slider bar to select UPS system size and load, provides estimates of kWh and money savings and printable PDF results.

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