WP#36 - Data Center Maturity Model

21 February, 2011 | White Paper

Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters

Dan Azevedo, Symantec
David Ibarra, DPR Construction
Rona Newmark, EMC
Steve O’Donnell, Enterprise Strategy Group
Zeydy Ortiz, IBM
John Pflueger, Dell
Nik Simpson, The Burton Group
Victor Smith, Dell
The Green Grid Advisory Council
The Green Grid Technical Committee
The Green Grid Compute Sub Work Group
The Green Grid Thermal Management Work Group
The Green Grid Power Sub Work Group

The Green Grid has developed the Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM) [link to DCMM Tool] and supporting white paper to outline capability descriptors by area such that users can benchmark their current performance, determine their levels of maturity, and identify the ongoing steps and innovations necessary to achieve greater energy efficiency and sustainability, both today and into the future. The maturity model touches upon every aspect of the data center including power, cooling, compute, storage, and network. The levels of the model outline current best practices and a five-year roadmap for the industry.

DCMM Standard E [link to poster] and A0 [link to poster] poster files are available for download. If you have any questions or comments, please contact dcmm_feedback@lists.thegreengrid.org.