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Five Steps to Maximize Data Center Efficiency and Get Effective Results, Including a Low PUE

Published: 30 August 2016

ID: G00308397

Analyst(s): Henrique Cecci , Jay E. Pultz


Data center managers need to go beyond power usage effectiveness (PUE) to run world-class data centers. This research shows how they must first focus on IT systems and then address physical space, cooling and power systems (in that order) to maximize data center efficiency.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Optimizing IT Power
  • Optimizing Data Center Space
  • Optimizing Data Center Cooling
    • Install Economizers
    • Contain Equipment and Heat
    • Optimize Air Conditioning Systems
  • Eliminating Data Center Power and Cooling Inefficiencies
  • Utilize DCIM tools
    • Utilize DCIM Tools to Monitor Power Use and Fine-Tune Its Consumption
  • Summary

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