Belgian startup Cluttr has developed software and a service that takes a deep dive into a data centre’s energy use and makes it a whole lot smarter. The start-up, founded by entrepreneur Frederik Van Hecke when he was studying at the Ghent University, audits an existing facility, provides its Power Waste Reduction (PWR) suite of software, and monitors everything to make sure the facility is reducing its energy use.
The software manages the data centre’s power use in real time. When there’s less load on the servers (say it’s the middle of the night), the software dials down the energy use, and when the load turns back up, the software adjusts in real time. The company describes this as enabling “the power consumption to actually scale along with the amount of work being processed.” Silicon Valley start-up Power Assure has developed a similar type of software.