A lot of people talk about "going green" -- but have you ever done the math to see how power management can assist your company -- and your customers? Take a look at this quick example, involving the cost of running 500 PC desktops year-round in California.
The retail price of electricity in California is 11.53 cents per kW hour. If you run a Vostro 200 Mini (which is a Dell desktop) in California, fitted with Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 processor and a 17” monitor non-stop for a year, you would burn 1226.4* kW hours. This will cost you $141.40 per year. Now, assume you have a customer in California with 500 such Vostro Minis. He is going to burn $353, 505 for a five year period just on electricity for these desktops.
Here's the math:
- 65Watts + 75Watts X 8760 hours / 1000 = 1226.4 kW hours
- 1226.4kW hours X 11.53 /100 X 500 X 5years = $353,505
And in these 45 hours, reports indicate that, only 60% of the time the desktops are actively used. Rest goes in breaks, phone calls, meetings, and discussions. If someone enables strict power management** for the above case, it will result in a savings of approximately $300k
- $353,505 X 0.73 = $258,058 (for non-working hours)
- $353,505 X 0.27 X 0.4 = $38,178 (for 40% idle time)
- Total: $258,058+$38,178 = $296,236
Want to learn more? MSP Center, from ManageEngine, enables you to implement power management across multiple customers’ right from your NOC. Checkout www.mspcenterplus.com for more details.
Note: Devanand is product manager, MSP Solutions, ManageEngine. Guest blog entries such as this one are contributed on a monthly basis as part of MSPmentor.net’s Platinum sponsorship.