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Green Grid Completes Three Technology Deliverables

The Green Grid has announced the completion of three deliverables from its Technical Committee. The deliverables made available to members today include:

• Qualitative Analysis of Power Distribution Configurations for Data Centers
• Existing Data Center Energy Efficiency Metrics
• An updated version of the Data Center Efficiency Metrics White Paper

In the Qualitative Analysis of Power Distribution Configurations for Data Centers, The Green Grid identifies seven high-level configurations for power distribution in the data center. This paper is one of the first to consolidate the advantages and disadvantages of each of these power distribution configurations, according to the organization.

The Existing Data Center Energy Efficiency Metrics white paper provides a consolidated look at all existing organizations and metrics that are focused on energy efficiency in data centers and related IT equipment. The Green Grid says it will use this research to determine what areas are currently being addressed and what areas have the greatest need for energy efficiency metrics.

The updated version of the Data Center Efficiency Metrics White Paper builds on the metrics first introduced by The Green Grid in February 2007 by more explicitly highlighting infrastructure efficiency. The Green Grid expects the Power Usage Effectiveness and Datacenter Efficiency metrics to be adopted by the industry and that, moving forward, all data centers will track and report their efficiencies using these metrics. The Green Grid is also working on developing metrics for data center productivity which will include computational efficiency.

The organization also reiterated its intention to develop an industry-standard rating system for data centers, a goal adopted by the organization earlier this year.

The Green Grid also today announced that the consortium has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with The Information Technology Industry Council, an organization dedicated to public policy advocacy on behalf of its membership of leading high-tech companies.

The consortium has grown to 102 members since its launch in February. New members added in the past month include:
Alpikom SpA, Cassatt Corporation, Forsythe Solutions Group, Inc., Green Data Systems, Hifn, Inc., ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation, Sepaton, ServerVault Corp., SingleHop, Inc. and TA Migration Solutions LTD.

The Green Grid outlined its 2007 deliverables and technology roadmap in August.

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