Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)

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DEFINITION: Power usage effectiveness (PUE) is a metric used to determine the energy efficiency of a data center. PUE is determined by dividing the amount of power entering a data center by the power used to run the computer infrastructure within it. PUE is therefore expressed as a ratio, with overall efficiency improving as the quotient decreases toward 1. PUE was created by members of the Green Grid, an industry  … 
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Three Key Guidelines to Help Increase Energy Efficiency in the Data Center
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: Struggling with how to attack the data center efficiency challenge? Find out the 3 things you need to do to gain visibility and control over the data center power chain. It presents each step in concise, non-technical language, including specific recommendations on what you what you need to succeed.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 12 Jun 2015

Emerson

If your UPS isn’t virtualisation ready, it isn’t future proof
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why virtualization-ready UPS systems are so important to the success of future virtualization initiatives. Access now and learn about a UPS system that not only supports high-end virtualization projects, but can ensure the highest possible business continuity. Read on to find out more.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 05 Jun 2015

Eaton Corporation

Power management with ePDUs delivers lower costs and higher reliability
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: To achieve maximum power efficiency and availability in today's dynamic world, having a power distribution unit that can deliver lower costs and higher reliability is crucial. Check out this white paper to find out more, including the top reasons you should consider using ePDUs.
Posted: 04 Jun 2015 | Published: 04 Jun 2015

Eaton Corporation

Boost IT Efficiency with Integrated Power Management
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
RESOURCE: This infographic will explore whether you're doing enough to ensure uptime for virtual applications, integrity of business data, and overall business continuity in case of power outage. Access now and make sure that Windows Server 2003 EOS becomes an opportunity and not a burden.
Posted: 03 Jun 2015 | Published: 03 Jun 2015

Eaton Corporation

12 simple steps to improving power usage efficiency
sponsored by Colt IT Services
WHITE PAPER: Consult this white paper to uncover the top 12 ways to improve your data center power planning. Access now and learn about several important areas you must consider when planning such as: air flow regulation, aligning similar temperature isles, checking flooring, and more.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

Colt IT Services

Color Me Green: Money and Power in the Data Center
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Cutting power use in the data center is possible, and necessary for admins who need to rising monitor energy costs.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 15 Apr 2015

SearchDataCenter.com

Addressing the Energy Challenge in Singapore’s Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to explore the challenges of energy efficiency and sustainability that are quickly becoming a priority for data center operators worldwide, and to access a strategy for attaining Green Data Center Certification in Singapore, a premier global data center hub.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

Schneider Electric

Better Manage Your Data Center's Power and Cooling
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how to deal with high density IT equipment in your data center.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

Schneider Electric

Case Study: Tesco's £65 million data centre strategy to drive online growth
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: This Computer Weekly case study, packed with photographs and data, gives the inside story of Tesco's £65 million data centre strategy.
Posted: 21 Nov 2012 | Published: 21 Nov 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Efficiency Calculator
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This efficiency calculator stacks Eaton's Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) products against comparable backup power supply systems to show how much you can save on annual power costs by siding with UPS.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

Eaton Corporation

The ePDU Product Wizard
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource will help you determine which Eaton ePDU power management product is best for you based on your needs regarding input plugs, output receptacles, power rating and functions.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

Eaton Corporation

Optimized Energy Efficiency with Controlled Cold Aisle Containments
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains why control via temperature may be a considerably better option over pressure control when it comes to increasing power usage efficiency, creating reliability and reducing the impact on IT equipment.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

Emerson Network Power

Lighting and the Efficient Data Center
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: Read this brief white paper to uncover the ins-and-outs of this inexpensive data center lighting approach, so you can beef up your PUE and distribute your data center budget more efficiently.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

CommScope

Selecting the Right Class Server UPS
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WEBCAST: This brief video offers key insight to help you select the server-class uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that meets your short- and long-term business needs.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Jan 17, 2014

Eaton Corporation

Powering Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WEBCAST: This brief on-demand video provides a clear view of the converged infrastructure, as well as the energy reliability and power management needs of this strategy.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Jan 17, 2014

Eaton Corporation

Inside Data Center Power
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: The world of IT may be changing rapidly, but every data center still needs power. Improve your data center's energy efficiency with updates to power usage measurement, cooling and electrical design.
Posted: 05 Jul 2013 | Published: 05 Jul 2013

SearchDataCenter.com

A Quantitative Comparison of High Efficiency AC vs. DC Power Distribution for Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This resource presents detailed quantitative efficiency comparison between DC and AC power distribution methods, including an analysis of the effects of power distribution efficiency on the cooling power requirement and on total electrical consumption.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

Schneider Electric

Australian document process outsourcing firm realizes benefits of virtualization
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a key case study of how Speedscan consolidated their disparate physical infrastructures within a single virtualized data center to improve energy efficiency by 92%.
Posted: 30 May 2013 | Published: 29 Nov 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Expert Tips for Data Center Power and Cooling
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide that presents emerging data center power consumption trends that will shape the way energy is used for the next 5 to 10 years.
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 | Published: 24 Jan 2013

CA Technologies.

Essential power management for virtualized environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive source to learn how your business can optimize power management in your virtual environments to boost your data center's efficiency.
Posted: 07 Sep 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 0002

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Deploying IT Equipment in Small Server Rooms: Common Problems Addressed
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover practical data center design solutions. From power and cooling to physical security, this resource provides a comprehensive overview of valuable strategies to decrease downtime.
Posted: 27 Jul 2012 | Published: 27 Jul 2012

Schneider Electric

Review of Four Studies Comparing Efficiency of AC and DC Distribution for Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: In this quantitative research paper, examine data from four different studies and real-world data to determine whether AC or DC power distribution can best maximize energy savings.
Posted: 13 Jul 2012 | Published: 13 Jul 2012

Schneider Electric

Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover tips for choosing the right data center infrastructure management tools. This resource describes the common pitfalls to avoid when choosing a DCIM solution and provides practical guidance to help you pick a toolset that is a better fit for your data center – and shows you how to implement it properly.
Posted: 13 Jul 2012 | Published: 13 Jul 2012

Schneider Electric

Economizer Modes of Data Center Cooling Systems
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how your data center can reduce energy costs by using the right economizer mode. This resource provides definitions for the various types of economizer modes and compares their performance against key data center attributes.
Posted: 13 Jul 2012 | Published: 13 Jul 2012

Schneider Electric

Oracle's SPARC T4-1, SPARC T4-2, SPARC T4-4, and SPARC T4-1B Server Architecture
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a combination of processors and servers that offer breakthrough performance and energy efficiency to help simplify data center infrastructure. Discover how your business can enjoy new levels of performance and scalability across a variety of workloads.
Posted: 28 Jun 2012 | Published: 25 Jun 2012

Oracle Corporation
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POWER USAGE EFFECTIVENESS (PUE) DEFINITION (continued): …  group focused on data center energy efficiency. Data center infrastructure efficiency (DCIE) is the reciprocal of PUE and is expressed as a percentage that improves as it approaches 100%. How to Determine PUE1. Take a measurement of energy use at or near the facility's utility meter. If the data center is in a mixed-use facility or office building, take a measurement only at the meter that is powering the data center. If it is not on a separate utility meter, estimate the amount of power being consumed by the non-data center portion of the building and remove it from the equation. 2. Measure the … 
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