The data center has changed considerably as the evolution of information technology has enabled it to become the critical nerve center of today's enterprise. As business demands increase, so does the number of data center facilities which house a rising amount of powerful IT equipment. Data center managers around the world are running into resource limits related to power, cooling, and space, making the resource efficiency of data centers an important topic of discussion. As a global consortium comprised of end-users, policy-makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies, The Green Grid aims to address this significant topic.
The Green Grid Mission:
To become the global authority on resource efficiency in information technology and data centers.
Global Reach, Local Impact
The Green Grid is working closely with end-users, technology providers and governments around the world to create standards for more efficient use of resources in data centers. Through data collection and analysis, assessment of emerging technologies and devising best practices for data center operators, we are creating industry-leading metrics and measurements for executives and end-users anywhere in the world to determine the efficiency of their specific data centers.
Help Shape the Dialog
Regardless of the nature of your organization or your role in it, The Green Grid offers a place for you in the dialog. According to a recent study by Emerson Network Power, 72% of companies surveyed do not have a documented strategy for reducing energy use in the data center, although most agree that data center energy consumption is a real issue of concern. Our organization provides a forum where IT, Facilities and other C-level executives come together to discuss different options that exist for improving resource efficiency. Findings and recommendations from these forums are published on a regular basis, and metrics have been established which are now industry-standard.
Where Government and Industry Organizations Intersect
Many industry organizations and governments want to help their members and constituents better address resource efficiency. The Green Grid is the only organization working across these many diverse organizations with the singular purpose of creating standards to help end-users better measure and manage data center energy efficiency. These close collaborations have resulted in the wide adoption of Green Grid-created metrics such as Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE™), Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCiE™), and the development of others including Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE™), Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE™), and Data Center Productivity (DCP).
Join The Green Grid: Get Connected To IT
Membership in The Green Grid offers benefits to your organization and to the industry. Data centers vary considerably - from the age of the facility, to location, to the infrastructure inside it, to the work it produces. By participating in a variety of work groups and user forums, you will be able to add your company’s voice to the hundreds of others that are developing the next wave of globally-adopted metrics and measurements that will help you achieve greater resource efficiency in your data centers.
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