Increasing Data Center IT Efficiency with Server Power Measurements

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Green IT: To increase data center energy efficiency at one of our older data centers in India, Intel IT’s Data Center Services group collaborated on a technology study with the IT compute organization and Intel Facilities Management to develop a comprehensive IT Best Practices approach to metering power usage. We developed methods for identifying measurable efficiency improvements and placed instrumentation to continuously track power usage effectiveness (PUE), the key metric of data center energy efficiency. Using PUE metrics allowed us to make decisions that increased IT Business efficiency, helped achieve optimum data center facility utilization, and provided data we can share with other Intel facilities around the world to proliferate energy savings and IT sustainability.

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