Once again The Green Grid (TGG) is at it, with new and better metrics for the improvement of your data center cooling performance. Their most recent standards and best practices are truly leading the industry to achieve optimal total cost of ownership performance while ensuring that the necessary levels of IT availability and facilities uptime are maintained. Best known for their introduction and promotion of the power usage effectiveness (PUE) energy efficiency measure, they have established several other meaningful performance metrics to the industry as well, and have earned a lasting reputation as possibly the greatest group of thought leaders ever to address the global data center community.
As many of us know, TGG is a nonprofit, industry consortium of endusers, policy-makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies collaborating to improve the resource efficiency of data centers. Between April 2006 and April 2007, the world’s largest data center technology companies and vendors came together to create TGG.