Unleashing Innovation: The New Open Standard for Data Center Availability
24 May, 2016

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The Green Grid’s upcoming Open Standard for Data Center Availability (OSDA) is a new metric that promises to modernize data center level classification, similar to how PUE modernized data center power usage.

The Green Grid began development of the metric because today’s modern data centers require a dynamic availability model that will allow the information and communications technology (ICT) industry to continue embracing data center innovation while driving toward new levels of sustainability and energy efficiency.

In this webcast, Lex Coors and Rob Bunger introduce OSDA and explain how it will drive the key availability requirements of existing and future data centers. They also discuss how today’s fast-moving ICT industry has a continuous need for dynamically changing designs and power sources – and the ways OSDA will allow for related data center innovations.

Learn all about The Green Grid’s new OSDA, how ICT organizations will benefit from it, and how you can contribute to its development.

Please contact The Green Grid Administration if you have any questions.


Lex Coors
OSDA Work Group Chair
The Green Grid

Lex Coors has broad experience in the design of versatile, cost-effective, and energy-efficient data center infrastructure.

During his time with Interxion, he has pioneered several new approaches to data center design and management, including the improvement of power ratio efficiency between server load and transformer load and the industry’s first ever modular approach to data center architecture. Lex is a founding member of the Uptime Institute Network – EMEA.

Rob Bunger
OSDA Work Group Co-Chair
The Green Grid

Rob Bunger oversees the development of data center reference designs, the InfraStruxure architecture, and future offer development. In his 18 years at Schneider Electric, Rob has held management positions in customer service, technical sales, product management, and business development. His work has taken him to Europe for two years and China for three, where he supported the data center solutions business growth in those regions.