iomart Hosting puts customers in control of Power & Bandwidth consumption

iomart_hosting_control_panelCustomers given real time access to their server and rack’s energy and bandwidth consumption straight from the data centre, via a web based managed hosting control panel.

iomart hosting, the managed hosting and data centre services company, is introducing a new customer hosting control panel which will enable its customers to actively monitor the amount of power and bandwidth their servers and racks are consuming.

The new control panel, which is initially being rolled out to new managed hosting and colocation customers combines traditional account management and asset registry with power and bandwidth usage data. The control panel contains current, historic and predicted usage figures for ease of management planning.

In addition to power and bandwidth consumption, iomart Hosting’s customers will be able to see a full asset inventory of their equipment, view their account and invoice history, request power cycles and manage network settings.

Phil Worms, Marketing Director, stated: “This information can be used by our clients to manage their server estate more effectively and assist them with their energy efficiently and cost reduction. We are fast approaching the situation where carbon accounting will become mandatory and we believe that providing our customers with accurate date concerning power consumption will assist them in modelling their IT related carbon costs.”

Phil Worms added: “Targets for power reduction can only be set if consumption can be accurately measured and apportioned. The data that our control panel provides our clients can be used to determine inefficient operating practises, hardware etc allowing them to make informed cost saving decisions.

From our own data, and factoring in average server utilisation, we have deduced that the average server is costing anywhere between £7 and £15 per month in energy costs for simply being plugged in, powered and cooled. If multiplied across a large server estate, this represents a substantial sunk and wasted power cost, costs that can potentially be saved from the bottom line. A further benefit of this approach is that it enables the IT function to accurately identify power consumption costs which can then be more accurately be charged back to the internal departments using their services.”

Finally Phil stated: “iomart hosting is committed to integrating realistic and energy efficient stewardship into every aspect of its data centre business for the benefits of its clients. We are pro actively seeking to reduce cost at every opportunity: the cost of power, cost to the environment and cost of overall hosting service, and we view the introduction of this control panel as one more step

About iomart hosting

iomart hosting holds a unique place in the hosting market in that it genuinely offers a ‘one source’ approach. By physically owning and managing its own network infrastructure, including 5 state of the art Data Centre facilities, it offers world beating levels of service to its customers. iomart hosting offers managed services, ranging from single server management through to complex managed environments. All hosting services are customised to suit a client’s exact requirements and are designed for superior performance, reliability, security, and scalability.

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