VARICONTROL: Energy monitoring
Power measurement in itself has no meaning unless the data is put into some perspective. One needs to be able to see historic charts, analyze trends or send alerts when a threshold is crossed by one of the parameters. With VariControl Energy Monitoring it is possible to do just that. It is an easy to use application that uses the Minkels Gateway to retrieve the data from the PDUs or VariControl-C system. Power consumption of IT-equipment is no longer the territory of the IT manager alone. Today, other departments like Facility Management and Finance have just as much interest in the power statistics of IT equipment. VariControl Energy Monitoring provides all the information that is needed to increase the availability of the IT processes and keep track of the most important cost of a datacenter: power usage. It can be used to forward energy costs to specific departments or customers.
VariControl Energy Monitoring is a web-based information system for monitoring and controlling power in data centers. From high-level overviews and statistics right down to a single outlet, you will obtain detailed measurements and be able to control the outlet state. The main window offers a dashboard, providing a customizable overview. These so-called ‘widgets’ provide the user with a live overview of the entire system. Other features, such as switching, measurements, settings, alerts and reports are accessible through the different tabs.