Virtual Power Systems joins SAP, Schneider Electric on data center energy use

With VPS ICE, SAP will test the ability to track, monitor and manage power usage within the data center while automatically reallocating power distribution based on capacity and availability demands

Feb 8th, 2018
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Virtual Power Systems is working with SAP’s Multi-Cloud Computing team and the SAP Co-Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley to validate the use of VPS’ Intelligent Control of Energy (ICE) platform for optimizing power delivery.

With VPS ICE, SAP will test the ability to track, monitor and manage power usage within the data center while automatically reallocating power distribution based on capacity and availability demands.

“As the market leader in Software-Defined Power, we enable on-demand power delivery by dynamically allocating capacity to data center servers, racks and systems, as needed,” said Steve Houck, CEO of Virtual Power Systems. “With ICE, next-generation data center and cloud providers can increase power capacity and resiliency within existing IT footprints to improve revenues while reducing capital and operating expenses. Enterprise customers also benefit from reduced power infrastructure wait times and costs, empowering them to invest more in IT initiatives that drive business innovation.”

Typically, power and cooling costs more than the IT equipment it supports, which pressures data center and cloud operators to find ways to drive energy efficiencies without compromising system availability or reliability.

Virtual Power Systems conquers this challenge by using Software-Defined Power to abstract power controls through a layer of software virtualization. By applying machine learning and data analytics, Virtual Power Systems enables better management of data center growth while relieving power-capacity constraints.

Schneider Electric will support the deployment and help demonstrate the ease with which VPS' ICE technology can increase power capacity by up to 40 percent without compromising data-center or system availability.

"As an early VPS partner and collaborator, Schneider Electric has successfully implemented ICE intelligence in our Galaxy VM UPS line," explained Jeff Samstad, director of innovation and new businesses at Schneider Electric. "Together with VPS, we look forward to helping SAP, along with SAP HANA customers and partners, realize considerable capacity enhancements at global Co-Innovation Labs as well as more than 50 data centers around the world."

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