Meet the Dynamic Power Management (DPM) product suite. Together, they create new pools of sellable power by unlocking stranded capacity from buffers, low utilization, and redundant infrastructure.
The Dynamic Power Management suite includes three software-driven and hardware-enabled products that maximize power from your infrastructure. By unlocking your stranded capacity, they help your data center achieve true Intelligent Control of Energy® (ICE). The DPM suite is flexible and expandable. Engineering teams can choose which capabilities they need, and can customize how they work using a flexible software development kit (SDK), designed to support the evolution of software-defined data center as code.
With DPM, you can:
Minimize the need for “safety” buffers with Power Bursting — protect circuits by injecting current on demand from strategically installed local energy storage.
Leverage your redundant and under-utilized infrastructure with Power Switching to create new sellable power capacity.
Reduce the impact of downstream phase imbalance with Phase Balancing (patent pending) to automatically even out power in all phases.
DPM works seamlessly with a growing ecosystem of compatible hardware that supports software-defined power (SDP) principles.
Mitigate risk in data centers where equipment is operating close to breaker limits.
Minimize buffers needed at your UPS, PDU, and/or RPP to protect from load patterns you can’t control.
Power Bursting uses local energy storage to inject power when load crosses a set power limit. This allows downstream workloads to occasionally exceed the breaker limits without causing the breaker to trip. For colocation data center providers that are seeing gradual increases in workloads from tenants, this provides additional reaction time to mitigate any impact. For colocation and enterprise data centers that lose power to buffers, Power Bursting becomes the buffer and lets them enjoy full power allocation.
Power Bursting uses compatible hardware (such as the ICE Stack) that are parallel energy injection-capable and connect downstream of a UPS or PDU to protect the upstream device from overloading. Your application engineering teams can configure the power capacity and energy storage requirements, depending on your specific needs.
Avoid moving IT loads around to deal with phase-imbalanced power consumption in your data center.
Eliminate the need to provide additional buffers at your circuits to prevent tripping due to imbalance between phases.
Phase Balancing continuously monitors power consumption in three-phase circuits and automatically moves power between phases to account for imbalance between them. The software drives a VPS-designed (patent pending) hardware solution connected downstream of a PDU that uses double-conversion to move power from one phase to another to keep all phases balanced with minimal efficiency losses. Phase Balancing hardware is designed to run 24/7 with no thermal issues. No human intervention is required, and you can rest assured that the phases will be perfectly balanced to optimize the utilization of your infrastructure without any additional buffer, or the need to move IT loads.
Turn your tenants’ low utilization into a revenue opportunity by creating new flexible SLA power pools.
Turn your redundant power infrastructure (that is unused more than 99% of the time) into additional year-round capacity for existing and new tenants.
Power Switching uses ICE-compatible hardware connected to multiple feeds to control power allocation to IT loads based on availability of redundant or usable power. The software monitors the data center and issues policies to these devices, which can respond instantaneously to sudden changes in power utilization or failures in the data center. When there’s contention or a failure, these switches can work with local energy storage to ride through the event, and can eventually take the loads offline if the situation persists.