The Green Grid had its third annual tech forum this week and during that event announced its latest round of tools for helping the IT community get a handle on the efficiency of its datacenters. From the release
- Power Efficiency Estimator
The new Power Efficiency Estimator is designed to help data center operators compare different scenarios of power topologies and technologies inside of their facility. It takes factors such as workload, availability, and space constraints into consideration and generates a report that is designed to improve decision-making in a facility. The Power Efficiency Estimator will be available by the end of the first quarter of 2010.
- PUE Calculator
The new PUE Calculator allows data center operators to easily input their facility’s specific data at regular intervals to determine their PUE. Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), a metric created by The Green Grid, determines the amount of energy used by the facility and the IT gear inside of it. The PUE Calculator will be available by the end of the first quarter of 2010.
TGG also announced a new whitepaper extolling the virtues of virtualization, and a new online course
“Data Center 101: Constrained Capacity,” to help data center managers and operators get familiar with industry lexicon and solutions to everyday data center challenges.
More on what TGG has been up to in the announcement.