Efficiency gains and costs reduction with thermal and energy management Intel® Node Manager With the combined use of Intel® Node Manager and Dell OMPC (Open Manager Power Center) solution, Mandic Cloud Solutions expended up to 40% of the occupation capacity in its servers racks. With over 20 years in the market, Mandic Cloud Solutions is now one of the leading Brazilian ...companies in cloud computing. The pioneering company attracted international partners, such as Riverwood Capital and Intel Capital. Today the company is specialized in cloud computing, providing IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service) and stands out for the quality of the solutions and services offered to customers. In order to maintain this quality and further enhance its efficiency, the company recently improved the energy efficiency data centers. One of the solutions adopted was the OMPC (Open Manager Power Center) software, which manages power consumption and temperature of servers, allowing Mandic to balance the use of equipment, reducing power consumption and increasing the capacity of its servers. Challenges • Monitor the servers energy efficiency; • Increase performance of equipments; • Balance processing, avoiding the creation of hot spots and reducing cooling expenses. Solution • Dell OMPC (OpenManage Power Center) solution implementation and Intel® Node Manager activation throughout the server fleet in the three data centers maintained by Mandic Cloud Solutions. Impact • Expansion of up to 40% of the racks occupancy rate; • Reduction of 30% in electricity consumption; • Reduction of environmental impact of Mandic operation; • Space optimization in data centers; • Monitoring and controlling the temperature of the servers, increasing general availability and mitigating risks of unplanned stoppages. Compiladores Intel 2 “The project brought visibility to something that was not noticeable to the bare eye. Energy also requires management and brings increased efficiency.” Diogo Morgado, Operations Manager at Mandic Cloud Solutions. “We have several strong competitors in the market and so we need such as good structure with a competitive price. We are in constant pursuit of efficiency, whether in people, processes or administration.” Diogo Morgado, Operations Manager at Mandic Cloud Solutions. Constant search As one of the largest specialized provider of infrastructure and cloud solutions in the Brazilian market, Mandic Cloud Solutions has 100% of its business based on data centers and servers. The company’s Operations Manager, Diogo Morgado, explains that the business main focus is to offer high availability, quality and performance. “We have several strong competitors in the market and so we need such as good structure with a competitive price. We are in constant pursuit of efficiency, whether in people, processes or administration”, he says. Morgado says that this research has been taking place in several fronts and that recently it reached a critical point of the operation: energy. The area of operations began the work doing a detailed study on all items involving power management of data centers and their equipment. “We started to ask ourselves how to become more efficient”, he says. As Mandic always worked with Dell hardware, one of the raised points was the activation of Intel® Node Manager technology, present in equipped servers with Intel® Xeon® processors. According to Morgado, enabling this feature combined with the implementation of Dell OMPC (OpenManage Power Center) solution could give the area information that could not be obtained manually. In practice, the OMPC solution provides real-time ability to monitor the consumption of power and heat of different IT assets. As a result, it Read the full CASE STUDY.