Chapter 9. Measure for success
To successfully realize an NGDC, organizations must be able to measure and benchmark what they have and where they need to go. This chapter outlines best-in-class metrics and benchmarks. Moreover, it covers industry initiatives such as the Green Grid, where datacenter productivity measures are being standardized.
At the risk of belaboring the points made in earlier chapters and countless management books, we repeat the time-tested adage “You get what you mea-sure.” That is to say, if people are motivated to act in a certain way, they will begin to behave that way. Unfortunately, with unbalanced measurements, there can be a nasty side effect where all activity, whether it actually conforms to the ...