Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the world's largest wholesale datacenter provider, has unveiled a powerful new tool that will enable customers to increase datacenter energy efficiency and reduce power costs. PowerVU is the industry's first packaged solution for centralized monitoring and management of datacenter power consumption, energy efficiency and load analysis.

"Energy efficiency is the centerpiece of any company's effort to control the cost of their datacenter's power consumption. Until now outsourced providers have not offered much in the way of support to meet customers' energy efficiency initiatives. We developed PowerVU to give customers a packaged solution that consolidates critical information and helps them take the appropriate steps to effectively reduce energy consumption," said Jim Smith, chief technology officer of Digital Realty Trust.

PowerVU tracks and displays energy usage by metered component, giving customers the ability to monitor actual power demand and usage in kW/hour from a simple, easy-to-read dashboard. PowerVU also provides PUE and IT load analysis by giving customers a graphical display of PUE as well as its two determinate components, utility input and UPS output. This enables customers to monitor their energy efficiency daily, monthly and annually, providing critical information for budgeting and planning. PowerVU also enables customers to analyze usage down to component level so they can manage all their energy usage effecting components.

PowerVU will become a standard component in all new Turn-Key Datacenters® ordered after June 1, 2010.