Data Center Business Value Dashboards

Energy efficiency is an important strategic goal for data center operators for a number of reasons. Several indicators and metrics that are widely discussed today are available to help manage data centers successfully from an energy perspective. However, energy efficiency is just one way of looking at a data center: Data center service providers, like enterprise data centers, colocation providers and others, find themselves in a challenging and fast-changing competitive environment. Because of these challenges, data center managers also need additional key performance indicators to link operations to business and to ensure they are on track regarding their overall strategies. Continue reading “Data Center Business Value Dashboards”

Expert Paper – The Eco-Friendly Data Center

Ways and means of improving energy efficiency in IT

Most of the energy used by information and communications systems is consumed by commercial data centers and servers. In Germany, data centers currently account for around 2 percent of total energy consumption. With the increase in mobile computing, rise of social networks, and spread of IT into virtually all areas of private and work life, data volumes are growing exponentially. The result is a continuous increase in both energy density within the typical data center and the resulting cooling requirements. It also means that green IT and efficient, sustainable resource management are becoming key concerns for data centers. Continue reading “Expert Paper – The Eco-Friendly Data Center”