Friday 23 February 2007

Power metering and monitoring

One of our goals at NireNet is to be as transparent to you, the customer, as is possible. One of the things we wanted to do was offer co-location and dedicated servers where the actual consumption was metered and you were billed for the actual power consumption (plus the required percentage consumed in cooling) of your equipment rather than the stock price per "U" most providers offer.

To do this we needed a sub-metering solution either with pulse meters or current transformers on your server power feeds.

Today, we had a meeting with Procuro who offer these tools. We particularly like their monitoring software > Here which allows us to integrate the power consumption figures into the portal for your visibility and billing.