How Does Your Data Center Measure Up?

How Does Your Data Center Measure Up?

This article presents metrics facility managers can use to assess, track, and manage the efficiency of data-center infrastructure systems and identify efficiency actions.

Data centers are among the most energy-intensive types of facilities, and they are growing dramatically in terms of size and energy intensity.1 As a result, there has been increasing interest on the part of stakeholders—ranging from data-center managers to policymakers—over the last few years to improve data-center energy efficiency. Several industry and government organizations have developed tools, guidelines, and training programs to help work toward this goal.

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