10. Capacity and Resources Management
Understanding the capacity of your facilities – e.g. the number of servers in a data center, the amount of equipment on a plant floor, or the peaks-and-valleys of electrical loads – gives management insight into when and how to manage facility planning. Whether consolidating, expanding, or moving facilities, knowing precisely how much power systems overhead you are using – and more importantly, how much remains to be used – is crucial in driving operational, technical, and financial planning.
- Know safety margins as loads fluctuate based on usage
- Predict potential overload conditions, suggest opportunities for load balancing
- Save money (instead of running multiple data centers at 20% capacity, safely consolidate into a single data center running at full capacity)