Measuring data centre power consumption

You can't increase your data centre's energy efficiency if you haven't measured how much power it consumes. In this video, an expert discusses the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric and how data centre managers can get started measuring consumption.

Measuring your data centre's power consumption and energy efficiency is the first step towards building a more sustainable infrastructure. Among the data centre energy-efficiency metrics available to use, Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) has gained the most momentum. In this video, expert Julius Neudorfer discusses the plusses and minuses of the PUE metric and how data centre managers can begin measuring their facilities' energy consumption.

This was last published in July 2009

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