TGGC — a Chinese nonprofit consortium with a mission to promote ideas, standards, and best practices for green data centers to achieve sustainability and social responsibility — proposes a new metric, called Infrastructure Usage Effectiveness or simply IUE.
This metric addresses one of the most important challenges that data center owners face: how to utilize infrastructure resources effectively so as to minimize operational risks, maximize the use of available resources, and avoid building or leasing new facilities while leaving significant resources stranded. IUE gives data center owners and managers an effective way to assess infrastructure
resource usage efficiency, identify design and operational deficiencies, and guide improvements in the use of infrastructure resources to improve TCO as well as reliability and availability.
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