“As The Green Grid celebrates its fifth year, we are proud to recognise the organisation’s accomplishments to further resource efficiency in the computing ecosystem and we look towards the future as we continue this progress" said Roger Tipley, Hewlett-Packard representative and Board Member, The Green Grid. “As we grow our global footprint, materials like those released today underscore our commitment to a global view of resource efficiency and to creating tools that data centre and computing leaders can adopt and use to generate business benefits”;
This year’ s Forum addressed the three pillars of resource efficient business computing: technology, business, and sustainability. By including all three aspects of this field, The Green Grid addresses the needs of operators and executives who are seeking ways to make their environments efficient and effective.
The Green Grid has released the following materials to guide decision makers on how to improve resource efficiency without sacrificing performance.
New materials released at Forum 2012:
Server Power Management Course - This online instruction module will explain the challenges and opportunities of power management, discuss the various tools and features available, and explore current policies.
Japan Case Studies White Paper - These case studies will educate data centres managers on how to improve energy efficiency considering recent occurrences in Japan, including geography and the impact of natural disasters, low regulation, culture and standards of operating management.
Survey Results: Implementation of ASHRAE 2008 Environmental Guidelines in Japan - Members can access a survey and analysis of ASHRAE’s 2008 environmental guideline applications to serve as reference guide for data centre best practice application.
Energy Policy Research and Implications for Data Centres in EMEA – This research provides an in-depth look at how existing and emerging energy policies will affect the data centre industry in EMEA, reviewing key internal, EU-wide and specific national sustainable energy policies. This report is free to members, and will be available to non-members for US$200.
Data Centre Maturity Model (DCMM) Tool - An extension of the DCMM, this tool allows leaders to assess their data centre and IT portfolio against the DCMM and benchmark progress against peers to achieve greater energy efficiency and sustainability. The DCMM integrates every aspect of the data centre including power, cooling, compute, storage and network.
Free Cooling Map Update - In May 2011, ASHRAE updated their data centre temperature specification to include wider ranges for data centres, so The Green Grid responded by publishing updated maps based on class A2 and A3 Allowable ranges. These updated maps show that if operators can allow some higher temperatures inside their data centre, they can operate with free cooling virtually anywhere in the world 90 to 100 percent of the time.
Tags: Design & Facilities Management, Power & Cooling