As if we needed any more proof that the IT energy management sector is growing, California-based Sentilla Corp. announced this week that it has raised $7.5 million in Series B funding to bring wireless energy sensors to data centers.
The sensors collect readings from individual pieces of data center equipment and analyze them for instant efficiency improvement, thus lowering energy costs.
And with data center costs potentially ballooning to $7.4 billion each year for 100 billion KWh of power by 2012, there is plenty of room for companies like Sentilla to spread out.
As expected, Sentilla isn't the only company eyeing this market. Start-ups including Power Assure, Cassatt, and SynapSense are also working on IT center power management products.