Breaking New Ground on Data Center Efficiency

27 February, 2012 | Case Study

When eBay experienced the need to consolidate in the face of growing demand for data center space, it took a holistic, end-to-end view of the space it was using, the servers it was deploying, and how its data centers were designed and operated. This effort, internally named “Project Mercury,” used advanced technical, organizational, and business techniques to create a highly efficient data center, while giving eBay’s global online commerce platform lower costs, increased business agility, and room for future growth.

This case study examines how eBay’s “Project Mercury” used Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), total cost of ownership (TCO), and Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM )best practices to drive the end-to-end data center ecosystem.