In the field of data center power, software tools play many roles, including data collection, analyzing power quality, switching loads and tracking energy use. Software-defined power, like the broader software-defined data center, is about creating a layer of abstraction that makes it easier to continuously match power resources with changing data center needs.
This 8-page report, produced by Uptime Institute Research in conjunction with 451 Research, investigates the business drivers, core technology and barriers to adoption of software-defined power in data centers.
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Key areas and themes discussed in this report
- Definition of key terms related to software-defined power including data center energy optimization, data center power management, data center energy management, data center microgrids and more
- What factors are driving the adoption of software-defined power, including CAPEX and OPEX cost reductions, increased availability and more flexibility around power sources and routing
- Barriers to adoption of software-defined power including identification of criticality of services, integration requirements with DCIM, ITSM and Virtualization and overall SPD complexity
- Uptime Institute Research and 451 Research's Inside View on the current state and future path for software-defined power technologies