From time to time one of my EMC blogging colleagues will spend a bit of electronic ink on matters related to energy. I find it encouraging when they do, since it has always been my objective to have the topic become woven into our discussion - not stand alone.
On the other hand, they don't typically scoop me as Mark "Storagezilla" Twomey did yesterday.
- No offense taken Mark. Always happy for help toward the cause -
For nearly two years, EMC has had a Power Calculator available to EMC field staff and partners to assist in understanding specifics about power and cooling for different storage system configurations.
It's a cool tool. (Get the puns if you can.) Makes it simple to calculate annual operational costs, weight, floor space, sound levels, and of course, power and cooling requirements.
It has been a terrific resource to help customers with guidance in comparisons of multiple configurations and sites, to help comparing current and previous hardware generations or in making storage tiering trade-offs among cost, performance, capacity and energy consumption.
So, useful as it has been to our own staff and partners, we wanted to make it available to our customers too.
If you are an EMC customer, go have a look on Powerlink and let us know what you think.
This is where I would have said "Ta Da!" but Mark beat me to it.