Four Metrics Define Data Center Greenness

By: Lisa RiCharde

Denver, CO - Broomfield, CO - January 3, 2008 -- Corporations and business leaders are feeling economic pressures as the cost of energy rises. This not only impacts their data center operation costs, but also their plans for supporting new pieces of IT equipment. They, along with public policy makers, also realize that energy consumption as a whole is a critical issue. This, combined with the move towards reduced carbon emissions has all involved looking for ways to move towards defining the metrics of a "green data center."

This white paper, written by Uptime Institute, provides decision makers with a senior-level view of four key metrics that can be used for planning, setting objectives and creating a green data center strategy.

Green data center strategies can meet IT availability and performance requirements while impacting the "bottom line" through the reduction of power/energy needs and a more effective use of existing IT equipment. The result is a more profitable data center that achieves or exceeds many if not all corporate environmental sustainability objectives.

This White Paper Presents:

What is a Green Data Center?

Four Metrics to Determine Data Center Greenness:

-IT systems design and architecture
-IT hardware asset utilization
-IT hardware efficiency
-Site physical infrastructure overhead

Data Center and Power Efficiency
Power vs. Energy
Free Cooling
Answers to Common Questions- How can I maximize my IT assets? How can I maximize the amount of useful power/energy?

Team Effort - how a collective practice for information sharing and distributing tasks into manageable pieces can improve implementation results

Moving Forward - encouraging collaboration, vendor innovations, enhanced IT productivity, and the advancement of energy and environmental goals

Click this link to download this white paper.http://www.42u.com/green-data-center-download.htm

About DirectNET, Inc.
DirectNET (http://www.directnet.us), founded in 1995, is comprised of three independent companies/business units: 42U (www.42u.com), the leading value-added reseller (VAR) of enterprise KVM Switch Solutions; KVM Switches Online (www.kvm-switches-online.com), the largest KVM Switch e-commerce store in the US; and Server Racks Online (www.server-racks-online.com), the largest "click and build" online rack superstore.

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