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Grow a Greener Data Center by Douglas Alger

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Chapter 2Measuring Green Data Centers

This chapter presents assessment systems used around the world to measure green buildings, formulas for calculating Data Center energy efficiency, and an overview of industry organizations pursuing the development of each. This chapter also offers guidance for putting Data Center metrics in the appropriate context to understand a facility’s performance.

Why Measure in the Data Center

There’s an often-used management adage that says you can’t manage what you don’t measure, and it certainly applies to Data Centers.

You not only need to accurately gauge your Data Center’s capacity and resources to operate the facility effectively, but you also need to know how quickly you consume those resources and what type ...

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