Reduction in power saves money, reduces thermal challenges and helps the environment
aXstor, a UK based Storage Distributor of integrated storage solutions, claims the Ai Pro offers the lowest power consumption of any iSCSI appliance. The total power consumption (excluding drives) is only 65W (typical), offering a significant power saving of typically 80% over alternative iSCSI offerings.
Reducing power consumption presents a major challenge for IT professionals, as it increases thermal management problems and represents a large part of the total costs of running data centres. Typical iSCSI appliances consume over 300w of power excluding disk drives: in a small installation with three iSCSI appliances, the low-power aXstor solution will save over US$15,000 (£7,500) in energy costs over a 5 year period. Less heat is also generated by the aXstor appliances, minimizing thermal problems, and potentially further reducing costs because less air conditioning is required to cool the room.
The energy savings also offer an environmental benefit, with the typical 3-appliance aXstor installation reducing carbon dioxide emissions by more than seven Tonnes over the same 5-year period. This reduction in polluting emissions is the equivalent of one person flying to from Heathrow to Edinburgh more than 88 times!
“IT departments and data centres are struggling to cope with the operating power of modern systems,” said Alan Shepherd, Managing Director of aXstor. “Our focus on minimizing the power consumption not only reduces our customers’ energy costs substantially, but also helps eliminate thermal problems and benefits the environment. Additionally there is less heat for the air conditioning to remove, further reducing cost and carbon dioxide emissions.”
aXstor is a distributor and integrator of storage solutions that provides reliable, high-performance systems at a cost-effective price point. The company offers a high level of technical support to help customers take advantage of technologies including iSCSI, TCP acceleration, 10Gb Ethernet switches and HBA for SAS and SATA RAID applications. aXstor is also a Microsoft OEM Partner, offering NAS solutions based on Microsoft Windows Storage Server Software and 3ware SATA RAID Controllers. aXstor offers products designed to fit a wide range of enterprise applications, as well as solutions that meet the demands of the most challenging end-users such as financial institutions and the military.
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