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Data Center Efficiency The Focus of Three New Reports
Data center efficiency metrics and power distribution configurations are the focus of three reports recently released by the Green Grid.
The Qualitative Analysis of Power Distribution Configurations for Data Centers report identifies seven high-level configurations for power distribution in the data center.
An industry first, the Existing Data Center Energy Efficiency Metrics white paper looks at all existing organizations and metrics that are focused on energy efficiency in data centers and related IT equipment. This research will determine what areas have the greatest need for energy efficiency metrics.
The updated version of the Data Center Efficiency Metrics White Paper refines the metrics first introduced by The Green Grid in February 2007 by more explicitly highlighting infrastructure efficiency.
The Green Grid hopes that the power usage effectiveness (PUE) and datacenter efficiency metrics will be adopted by the industry and that, moving forward, all data centers will track and report their efficiencies using these metrics. These metrics currently define infrastructure efficiency; The Green Grid is working on developing metrics for data center productivity which will include computational efficiency.
The Green Grid also reiterated its intention to develop an industry-standard rating system for data centers, a goal adopted by the organization earlier this year.