Microsoft Shares Insights on Efficiency, PUE

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Microsoft has published a series of articles on how it uses Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) to track and manage the energy efficiency of its huge data centers. The series was put together by Mike Manos (GM of Data Center Services) and Christian Belady (Principal Power and Cooling Architect), and is in three parts:

The series closes with a call to action, and some tips from Mike and Christian on creating incentives to gain buy-in across the organization. Efficiency is a key evaluation criteria for Microsoft’s data center managers, a strategy that is part of the company’s focus on energy-efficient data centers. The articles are featured on The Power of Software, a new blog from Microsoft to educate software developers and architects about Green IT principles. Links via the Green Data Center blog.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.