Data Centers

Increasing Data Center Efficiency Through Metering and Monitoring Power Usage

Date Added: Jun 2009
Format: PDF

To increase data center energy efficiency at one of 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 approach to metering power usage. It 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 to make decisions that increased efficiency, helped achieve optimum data center facility utilization, and provided data it can share with other Intel facilities around the world to proliferate energy savings.