Green Grid intros two new data centre metrics

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PORTLAND, USA: The Green Grid, a global consortium of IT companies and professionals seeking to improve energy efficiency in data centre, announced the creation of two new data centre metrics.


The consortium claims that the metrics will improve sustainability of data centre facilities by measuring the effectiveness of carbon and water use tied specifically to IT energy infrastructure they contain.

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The new metrics, Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE) and Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE), are joining The Green Grid's Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric.


PUE was recently established by a cross-industry data centere metric task force as the recommended metric for determining energy efficiency in data centre facilities.

As per The Green Grid, CUE will help managers determine the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated in delivering work from the IT gear in a data center facility. Similarly, WUE will help managers determine the amount of water used by the facility, and the amount used to deliver work from IT operations.

'Our members firmly believe that decision-makers need the right tools to design, build, and operate their data centres in a sustainable way as they plan for increased computing, networking, and storage demands,' said Jack Pouchet, Emerson Network Power representative and board member, The Green Grid.