Power Management

OpenData Power Management Module

The Power Module helps both IT and Facilities management develop strategies for optimizing and extending power capacity in complex data center environments.

Data Center Facilities Operators are tasked with ensuring maximum uptime, minimizing utility costs, and ensuring adequate power capacity exists to support an ever-changing allocation of IT equipment.

Knowing exactly where capacity exists for new equipment deployment or equipment relocation without jeopardizing service level agreements, is critical for rapid response to business requirements. OpenData Power Management is the key to infrastructure optimization and agile support of business initiatives.


The OpenData Power Management Module provides the ability to create an exact model of the power distribution infrastructure. This model enables performance monitoring, fail-over, and redundancy scenario testing, and power capacity planning to support IT operations in your data center.

  • Delay or Eliminate Data Center

    Recover “trapped’ power capacity caused by over-provisioning.
  • Improve MTTD & MTTR Metrics
    for Power Related Outages

    Monitor power infrastructure
    with alarm and alert notification.

  • Increase Uptime

    Eliminate power related outages caused by human error.

  • Reduce Power Expense

    Adjust cooling requirements to match actual power loads and right-size power capacity to actual demand.

  • Recover Power Costs

    Track and report on power usage by customers or departments for bill-backs.

  • Improve Efficiency

    Increase server density to do more work by freeing up power capacity trapped by over-provisioning.

  • Power Chain Analytics

    Real-time dynamic capacity models of the power chain from grid to rack with converged equipment capacity and utilization data.

Power Chain Analytics: Real time dynamic capacity models of the power chain from grid to rack with converged equipment capacity and utilization data.

Power Chain. Detailed animated graphics that mimic switchgear lineups and distribution components in a multi-navigational interface.


The Power Management Module for OpenData supports the following functionality:

  • Interactive Software Model of Power Infrastructure

    Complete documentation of your entire power chain, from utility to servers.

  • Multiple Power Utilization Values

    Manufacturer’s Rated, Derated, User Specified, Measured Real-time, or Downstream Power Feed Aggregates.

  • Power Chain Visualization

    Detailed view of complete or partial power chain with drill-down on individual nodes.

  • Load Balancing Analysis

    Instantly visualize power load imbalances for electrical panels and rack PDU’s.

  • Circuit Redundancy Definitions
    Defines correct mapping for power flow in architectures with redundant
  • Redundancy and Load Testing

    Interactively test the effect of adding or subtracting load or simulating equipment failures

  • Provisioned Circuits

    Provides the ability to assign power usage to customers or end-users to support bill-back reporting.

  • Asset Management Support

    Works seamlessly with OpenData’s Asset Management Module to prevent power-related service interruptions caused by equipment changes.