The Green Grid believes that several metrics can help data centers better understand and improve the energy efficiency of their existing data centers, as well as help them make smarter decisions on new data center deployments. In addition, these metrics provide a dependable way to measure their results against comparable IT organizations.

Why the need for greater efficiency? Because the data center power and cooling are two of the biggest issues facing IT organizations today, and growing companies need a way to control these costs while enabling future expansion. With more efficient data centers, IT organizations can better manage increased computing, network, and storage demands, lower energy costs, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)—all while remaining competitive and able to meet future business needs.

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Source: The Green Grid