Why choose PRTG energy efficiency monitoring?
- The challenge of implementing energy efficiency monitoring
- The solution: Benefit from comprehensive energy efficiency monitoring with PRTG
- How PRTG will help you with your energy monitoring: 3 use cases
- Discover some preconfigured PRTG sensors for monitoring energy efficiency
- 4 reasons why you should use PRTG as your energy efficiency monitoring tool
- Energy efficiency monitoring: FAQ
The challenge of implementing energy efficiency monitoring
Lack of processes & training
- Energy management and cost accounting practices are often absent
- Only a small number of staff works with the implementation of energy efficiency projects
No suitable legal framework
- Unfavorable regulatory framework for energy efficiency measures
- Procurement rules are often driven by the lowest price rather than the cost/benefit ratio
High costs of new technology
- High cost of energy-saving technologies, design, and management
- Difficulties with guarantee on investments in energy efficiency projects
Strict risk assessment
- Energy efficiency projects can be perceived as too risky as they can affect productivity
- Lack of confidence in obtaining energy savings as a result of energy-efficient projects
The solution: Benefit from comprehensive energy efficiency monitoring with PRTG
Use our powerful Paessler PRTG energy efficiency monitoring solution to collect & receive data from servers, server racks, whole server rooms, PDUs, UPSs, and more, and combine it centrally in a single pane of glass. This way, you always have an eye on your energy resource consumption – for more awareness of how to use available energy more efficiently.
- Identify which components and devices consume excessive amounts of energy
- Detect energy consumption spikes & determine energy consumption trends (weekly, seasonal, etc.)
- Set targets to control energy usage & compare the amount of consumed energy with the set target
- Forecast the amount of energy that will be used in the future
- Create custom reports on how to reduce energy consumption
- Recommend which energy-saving measures will help save energy resources
PRTG is compatible with all major vendors and manufacturers
What energy efficiency monitoring looks like in PRTG
Diagnose network issues by continuously monitoring your energy efficiency. Show energy usage in real time and visualize data in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to optimize energy efficiency and save energy resources.
How PRTG will help you with your energy monitoring: 3 use cases
Control energy efficiency by monitoring PDUs
One way to monitor energy consumption is the use of intelligent, metered power distribution units (PDUs) that you can easily integrate with PRTG. This way, you can determine the energy usage of your entire infrastructure as well as the consumption of each connected device.
Monitor, for example, amperage, current, voltage, phase angle, and set custom thresholds to be alerted before something critical happens to your PDUs. This not only helps reduce costly downtime, but also saves energy costs as you can avoid unnecessary energy consumption, for example by standby devices.
Increase energy efficiency by monitoring UPSs
Monitoring your uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) cannot be underestimated. You can’t guarantee server uptime, for example, if a server is connected to an under-powered UPS that already runs at full capacity even without an impending power outage.
Set up PRTG to monitor your UPS systems with preconfigured PRTG sensors. Keep an eye on, for example, input & output voltage, battery status & remaining battery time, or overall uptime. If there is a voltage fluctuation or a power failure, PRTG immediately alerts you so that can react quickly before the issue becomes business critical.
Optimize energy efficiency in your entire data center
As the operation of data centers needs huge amounts of energy, which is very cost intensive, data center operators usually want to distribute the available energy as efficiently as possible among their data center infrastructure.
Data center is not only includes network devices, but also aspects such as emergency lighting and air conditioning, or environmental values like temperature and humidity. Use, for example, the preconfigured Modbus sensors that come with every PRTG license out of the box. The collected information can help you to reduce energy waste and ensure suitable power distribution conditions.
Discover some preconfigured PRTG sensors for monitoring energy efficiency
How PRTG defines sensors
In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
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4 reasons why you should use PRTG as your energy efficiency monitoring tool
Our PRTG energy efficiency monitoring solution provides important information that helps you to control and reduce energy consumption.
Detect bad equipment performance
With energy efficiency monitoring of PRTG, you can monitor equipment performance and detect hardware that’s operating inefficiently du to power, voltage, or environmental issues such as temperature or humidity. This makes it possible to repair or replace old or faulty equipment and reduce not only unnecessary energy consumption, but also save energy costs.
Track excessive energy consumption
Determine energy consumption trends
PRTG energy monitoring makes it easy to identify trends and spikes in energy consumption. Thanks to this, energy managers can make decisions that will reduce resource consumption and plan possible actions during predicted energy consumption spikes.
Reduce energy demand and save costs
Monitoring energy efficiency in real time allows you to estimate the cost of a unit of energy. Based on this data, you can manage your energy usage to reduce costs. Moreover, the profitability of production often depends on energy prices and supply. By monitoring energy usage, you can reduce energy demand and have more control over your energy spendings.
Oliver Jähn, IT Manager at the University of Bonn
“For us, PRTG Network Monitor is the most effective tool for monitoring our IT infrastructure in the long run.”
Oliver Jähn, IT Manager at the University of Bonn
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Energy efficiency monitoring: FAQ
Energy efficiency means using less energy to do the same work and get the same result. Increasing the energy efficiency of buildings, electronic devices, production, etc. allows you to significantly reduce electricity consumption, which in turn not only reduces the amount of harmful emissions into the environment but also reduces costs.
Energy efficiency monitoring is the process of collecting, processing, saving, and visualizing energy consumption metrics of all types (electricity, gas, heat, oil, and compressed air). It allows you to get detailed information about the energy needs of a system.
With energy efficiency monitoring, you can analyze detailed energy usage data over a period of time, find devices and components that consume a lot of energy, and improve their efficiency.
When energy is used by various devices, part of the initial energy is dissipated. Energy efficiency is the ratio of useful energy (energy used to perform some useful work) to all energy expended (this includes dissipated energy).
An energy efficiency monitoring tool is a software that collects energy consumption data, analyzes it, and displays useful information to its users. This information can be viewed in different forms, for example, tables, graphs, or charts.
The main purpose of using energy efficiency monitoring tools is to control and reduce the amount of energy use, which helps to:
- reduce costs
- reduce being dependent on specific energy resources
- reduce emissions of harmful substances into the air
In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, for example the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, or the free space on a disk drive.
On average, you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
PRTG: The multi-tool for sysadminsAdapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs and rely on a strong API:
- HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
- Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
- Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
- REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format
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The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG – or already have.
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